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  • verbbe busy with
  • verbreside; use
  • verbseize, take over

synonyms for occupy

  • attend
  • employ
  • fill
  • involve
  • take up
  • absorb
  • amuse
  • busy
  • divert
  • engage
  • engross
  • entertain
  • immerse
  • interest
  • monopolize
  • preoccupy
  • soak
  • utilize
  • be active with
  • be concerned with
  • hold attention
  • keep busy
  • tie up
See also synonyms for: occupied / occupier / occupies / occupying / reoccupy
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antonyms for occupy

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  • ignore
  • bore
  • forget
  • refuse
  • reject
  • be inactive
  • be lazy
  • idle
  • not use
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How to use occupy in a sentence

It occupies a singular place in American political discourse.
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It occupies 140 acres of woodland and open pasture stretching across a hill that rises behind the museum.
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Pristine Donnell Pond, which covers 1,138 acres and has 15 miles of shoreline, can easily occupy paddlers for the better part of day.
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So I am vigilant and solitary, my guest room occupied by 30-pound boxes of nuts.
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While most hosts will continue to work from home, producers for both stations now occupy the same office space near Nationals Park.
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He turned to activism as a student in the late 1950s and early ’60s at Oberlin College in Ohio, where he joined the SDS and initially occupied himself with efforts to bring about greater economic equality in poor communities.
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Despite pandemic, 25 percent of fans say they will go to Super Bowl parties, poll showsOne woman occupied herself most of the day by staring at a small mirror and combing her hair.
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To win in today’s zero-click era, it’s become paramount for businesses to occupy more real estate in SERPs and be more visually engaging to search users.
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The quarter of Earth’s land now owned, used or occupied by Indigenous communities holds about 80 percent of Earth’s biodiversity.
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By the 1970s, Wanda and Vision’s house looks eerily similar to the one once occupied by the Brady Bunch.
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WORDS RELATED TO OCCUPY

  • break one up
  • charm
  • cheer
  • crack up
  • delight
  • divert
  • fracture
  • gladden
  • grab
  • gratify
  • interest
  • kill
  • knock dead
  • make roll in the aisles
  • occupy
  • panic
  • please
  • put away
  • regale
  • slay
  • tickle
  • wow
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.