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Synonyms for occupationˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. occupation, business, job, line of work, line(noun)

    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

    Synonyms:
    personal credit line, occupancy, cable, business, billet, stemma, commercial enterprise, business concern, ancestry, byplay, agate line, business organisation, stage business, lineage, crinkle, stock, task, telephone circuit, clientele, seam, bloodline, course, crease, melodic line, air, channel, short letter, line of products, job, assembly line, contrast, problem, patronage, product line, business sector, military control, blood, bank line, tune, line of merchandise, personal line of credit, concern, melody, strain, dividing line, transmission line, moving in, caper, line of descent, chore, argumentation, logical argument, phone line, furrow, rail line, parentage, wrinkle, descent, blood line, melodic phrase, occupation, line of business, pedigree, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, demarcation, subscriber line, origin, business organization, communication channel, telephone line, credit line, production line, business enterprise, line of reasoning, line of work, note, argument

  2. occupation, military control(noun)

    the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power

    Synonyms:
    occupation, job, line, military control, moving in, line of work, business, occupancy

  3. occupation(noun)

    any activity that occupies a person's attention

    Synonyms:
    occupancy, moving in, line, military control, business, job, line of work

  4. occupation, occupancy, moving in(noun)

    the act of occupying or taking possession of a building

    Synonyms:
    occupation, tenancy, job, line, military control, moving in, line of work, business, occupancy

  5. occupation(noun)

    the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

    Synonyms:
    occupancy, moving in, line, military control, business, job, line of work

Wiktionary

  1. occupation(noun)

    Synonyms:
    interest, employment, vocation, profession

  2. occupation(noun)

    An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.

    Synonyms:
    vocation, interest, employment, profession

  3. occupation(noun)

    The act, process or state of possessing a place.

    Synonyms:
    profession, interest, employment, vocation

  4. occupation(noun)

    The control of a country or region by a hostile army.

    Synonyms:
    vocation, profession, interest, employment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. occupation

    A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.

    Synonyms:
    affair, art, avocation, barter, business, calling, commerce, concern, craft, duty, employment, handicraft, job, profession, trade, trading, traffic, transaction, vocation, work

    Preposition:
    The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. occupation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    possession, holding, tenure, use, occupancy

  2. occupation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    employment, business, calling, vocation, AVOCATION, profession, pursuit, trade, craft, walk of life


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