HyperDic: occupy

English > 8 senses of the word occupy:
VERBsocialoccupy, busykeep busy with
stativeoccupy, reside, lodge inlive (in a certain place)
stativeoccupy, filloccupy the whole of
stativeoccupy, concern, interest, worrybe on the mind of
competitionoccupy, invademarch aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
possessionoccupy, take, use uprequire (time or space)
cognitionoccupy, absorb, engross, engageconsume all of one's attention or time
socialoccupy, fill, takeassume, as of positions or roles
occupy > pronunciation
Soundsaa'kyahpay.
Rhymesmagpie ... spy: 7 rhymes with pay...
English > occupy: 8 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningKeep busy with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymbusy
Narrowerdabble, smatter, play aroundWork with in an amateurish manner
potter, putterWork lightly
BroaderworkExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
Spanishocuparse, ocupar
Nounsoccupationany activity that occupies a person's attention
English > occupy: 8 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningLive (in a certain place).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsreside, lodge in
NarrowercrashOccupy, usually uninvited
move inoccupy a place
squatOccupy (a dwelling) illegally
stay atreside temporarily
Broaderpopulate, dwell, live, inhabitInhabit or live in
Spanishresidir, vivir
Catalanresidir, viure
Nounsoccupancyan act of being a tenant or occupant
occupant, occupiersomeone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
occupationthe act of occupying or taking possession of a building
English > occupy: 8 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningOccupy the whole of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymfill
Narrowercrowdfill or occupy to the point of overflowing
take uptake up time or space
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Spanishcolmar, copar, llenar, ocupar, rellenar
Catalancopar, emplenar, farcir, ocupar, omplir
Nounsoccupationthe period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied
English > occupy: 8 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe on the mind of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will occupy him
Synonymsconcern, interest, worry
Spanishaficionar, interesar, ocupar, preocupar
Catalanaficionar, interessar, ocupar, preocupar
Nounsoccupationany activity that occupies a person's attention
English > occupy: 8 senses > verb 5, competition
Meaningmarch aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonyminvade
Narrowerinfest, overruninvade in great numbers
Broaderattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
Spanishinvadir, ocupar
Catalanenvair, ocupar
Nounsoccupationthe control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
occupiera member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country
English > occupy: 8 senses > verb 6, possession
Meaningrequire (time or space).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstake, use up
Narrowerbespend or use time
Broaderuse, expenduse up, consume fully
Similar toconsume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
Spanishapoderar, copar, llevar, ocupar, tomar
Catalanagafar, apoderar, copar, ocupar, prendre
Nounsoccupationthe period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied
English > occupy: 8 senses > verb 7, cognition
MeaningConsume all of one's attention or time.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThey occupy themselves
Synonymsabsorb, engross, engage
NarrowerconsumeEngage fully
involveoccupy or engage the interest of
rivethold (someone's attention)
Broaderinterestexcite the curiosity of
Spanishabsorber, atraer, ocupar
Catalanabsorbir, atraure, atreure, ocupar
Nounsoccupationthe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
occupationany activity that occupies a person's attention
English > occupy: 8 senses > verb 8, social
Meaningassume, as of positions or roles.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
Synonymsfill, take
Broaderwork, do workBe employed
Similar toassume, take, strike, take upOccupy or take on
Spanishasumir, ocupar, tomar
Catalanocupar

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