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Synonyms of occupy in English:


  • 1 Carol occupied the basement apartment
    live in, inhabit, be the tenant of, lodge in;
    move into, take up residence in, make one's home in;
    formal reside in, dwell in
  • 2 two windows occupied almost the whole of the end wall
    take up, fill, fill up, cover, use up
  • 3 he occupies a senior post at the firm
    hold, fill, be in, have, hold down
  • 4 I need something to occupy my mind
    engage, busy, employ, distract, absorb, engross, preoccupy, hold, interest, involve, entertain, amuse, divert
  • 5 the whole region was occupied by foreign troops
    capture, seize, take possession of, conquer;
    invade, overrun;
    take over, garrison, hold, annex, subjugate, colonize
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