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synonyms for preoccupy

  • consume
  • engross
  • assimilate
  • comprehend
  • digest
  • follow
  • get
  • grasp
  • immerse
  • incorporate
  • learn
  • monopolize
  • sense
  • understand
  • get into
  • latch onto
  • soak up
  • take in
See also synonyms for: preoccupied / preoccupying
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antonyms for preoccupy

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  • exclude
  • misinterpret
  • miss
  • mistake
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • overlook
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How to use preoccupy in a sentence

To modern workers everywhere,To modern workers everywhere,In the 1960s, American architects were preoccupied with erecting iconic buildings along city skylines.
THE LEGACY OF “INSIDE-OUT” OFFICE DESIGNHEATHER LANDYMAY 19, 2021QUARTZ
In the 1960s, America’s architects were mostly preoccupied with erecting iconic buildings along city skylines.
REMEMBERING THE ARCHITECT WHO BIRTHED OUR OBSESSION WITH BEAUTIFUL OFFICE INTERIORSANNE QUITOMAY 15, 2021QUARTZ
These days, Brown gets up every morning, logs on to her computer and pretends to work while her son is preoccupied with school assignments.
THESE MOTHERS WANTED TO CARE FOR THEIR KIDS AND KEEP THEIR JOBS. NOW THEY'RE SUING AFTER BEING FIREDELIANA DOCKTERMANMARCH 3, 2021TIME
We won’t be preoccupied with cooking or getting ready for guests.
I WILL BE LONELY ON THANKSGIVING. BUT THAT WILL NOT STOP ME FROM CELEBRATING.KELLIE B. GORMLYNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Both can be preoccupied with beauty, but design also has to function to be successful.
FASHION IS STRUGGLING TO RISE TO THE CREATIVE CHALLENGE OF COVID-19MARC BAINOCTOBER 14, 2020QUARTZ
Voters are more preoccupied these days with health care, the economy and education, according to Noble’s data.
ARIZONA IS THE DEMOCRATS’ PURPLE SPLOTCH IN THE SUNBELTCLARE MALONE (CLARE.MALONE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 24, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
To preoccupy this ground, therefore, seemed an important step.
XERXESJACOB ABBOTT
On a first reading, the pathetic passages preoccupy the reader, and he is cheated out of an alms in the shape of sympathy.
FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKSROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He refers, for proof of his statements, mostly to English documents, and does not try to preoccupy your mind.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, DECEMBER, 1857VARIOUS
The Government should preoccupy itself largely with this matter of assimilation: for the process is not complete.
THE ARGENTINE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURYALBERT B. MARTINEZ
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WORDS RELATED TO PREOCCUPY

  • captivate
  • concern
  • consume
  • employ
  • engage
  • engross
  • fascinate
  • fill
  • hold
  • immerse
  • involve
  • monopolize
  • obsess
  • preoccupy
  • rivet
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.