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verb as in seize, take over

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It occupies a singular place in American political discourse.

It occupies 140 acres of woodland and open pasture stretching across a hill that rises behind the museum.

Pristine Donnell Pond, which covers 1,138 acres and has 15 miles of shoreline, can easily occupy paddlers for the better part of day.

So I am vigilant and solitary, my guest room occupied by 30-pound boxes of nuts.

While most hosts will continue to work from home, producers for both stations now occupy the same office space near Nationals Park.

Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.

The opposition responded with a month-long Occupy Abay (like Occupy Wall St) campaign, in which Udaltsov was one of key figures.

That tweet came from Shay Horse, whose bio lists him as an independent photojournalist with ties to Occupy Wall Street.

But the questions occupy my mind until the ambulance arrives.

Personally, he says, he feels  "more than ready" to occupy one the country's leading positions.

With twelve hundred foes around us, we had plenty to occupy all our thoughts and attention.

Nothing will be easier then to throw the Poles into the shade of the picture, or to occupy the foreground with a brilliant review.

I didn't like to be done; the man urged me to occupy one place that was yet vacant; my evil genius prompted me to do so.

The situation may be altogether in favor of the employer or altogether in favor of the men, or may occupy a middle ground.

Thus four thousand Indians at most roam through, rather than occupy, these vast stretches of inland territory and sea-shore.

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On this page you'll find 137 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to occupy, such as: attend, employ, fill, involve, take up, and absorb.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.