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Synonyms of occupy in English:


  • 1 Carol occupied the basement flat
    live in, inhabit, be the tenant of, tenant, lodge in, be established/ensconced in, establish/ensconce oneself in, take up residence in, make one's home in, settle in, move into;
    people, populate, settle;
    Scottish & South African  stay in
  • 2 two long windows occupied almost the whole of the end wall
    take up, fill, fill up, cover, extend over, use up, utilize
  • 3 he occupies a senior post at the Treasury
    hold, be in, fill, have
    informal hold down
  • 4 I need something to occupy my mind
    engage, busy, employ, distract, absorb, engross, preoccupy, hold, hold the attention of, immerse, interest, involve, entertain, divert, amuse, beguile
  • 5 Hamburg was occupied by the French in 1812
    [Antonyms] leave, abandon, quit
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