(USED WITH OBJECT) [OC·CU·PIED, OC·CU·PY·ING.]
to take or fill up (space, time, etc.): I occupied my evenings reading novels.
to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of: Occupy the children with a game while I prepare dinner.
to be a resident or tenant of; dwell in: We occupied the same house for 20 years.
to hold (a position, office, etc.).
to take possession and control of (a place), as by military invasion.
Define occupy: to live in (a house, apartment, etc.)—usage, synonyms, more.
to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of: Occupy the children with a
game while I prepare dinner. 3. to be a resident or tenant of; dwell in:.
tr.v. oc·cu·pied, oc·cu·py·ing, oc·cu·pies. 1. To fill up (time or space): a lecture that
occupied three hours. 2. To dwell or reside in (an apartment, for example). 3.
Reside or have one's place of business in (a building):. Meaning, pronunciation
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An army can invade another country and occupy its territory, and this use of the
word reflects its original Latin meaning, which was "to seize." There are also less
Feb 5, 2009 ... Define occupy and get synonyms. What is occupy? occupy meaning,
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occupy meaning, definition, what is occupy: to fill, exist in, or use a place or
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-·pied·, -·py·ing. to take possession of by settlement or seizure; to hold possession
of by tenure; specif.,. to dwell in; to hold (a position or office). to take up or fill ...