What are some alternative words for occupy?

Synonyms for occupyˈɒk yəˌpaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. busy, occupy(verb)

    keep busy with

    Synonyms:
    take, invade, reside, occupy, engage, lodge in, concern, worry, use up, engross, busy, interest, fill, absorb

  2. occupy, reside, lodge in(verb)

    live (in a certain place)

    Synonyms:
    lodge in, invade, occupy, domicile, engross, shack, rest, repose, worry, absorb, engage, busy, concern, fill, reside, interest, take, domiciliate, use up

  3. occupy, fill(verb)

    occupy the whole of

    Synonyms:
    lodge in, invade, fulfill, occupy, satisfy, replete, engross, make full, fulfil, meet, worry, satiate, absorb, engage, busy, concern, fill up, fill, reside, interest, take, sate, use up

  4. concern, interest, occupy, worry(verb)

    be on the mind of

    Synonyms:
    lodge in, invade, occupy, touch, engross, care, use up, matter to, have-to doe with, worry, touch on, absorb, engage, busy, fill, come to, relate, refer, reside, interest, take, pertain, bear on, vex, concern

  5. invade, occupy(verb)

    march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation

    Synonyms:
    lodge in, invade, occupy, encroach upon, engross, obtrude upon, intrude on, busy, worry, absorb, engage, reside, concern, overrun, fill, infest, interest, take, use up

  6. take, occupy, use up(verb)

    require (time or space)

    Synonyms:
    require, invade, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, make, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, busy, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, absorb, necessitate, consume, drive, hire, wipe out, consider, need, rent, run through, pick out, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, exhaust, lease, take aim, deplete, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, concern, eat up, claim, read, get, worry, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, engross, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, interest, shoot, aim, direct, charter, eat, contain, lodge in, subscribe, reside, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct

  7. absorb, engross, engage, occupy(verb)

    consume all of one's attention or time

    Synonyms:
    take in, suck up, affiance, enlist, plight, engross, use up, prosecute, lock, hire, soak up, take, worry, suck, employ, lodge in, fill, take over, invade, steep, concern, pursue, betroth, busy, sop up, lease, charter, imbibe, plunge, mesh, wage, reside, rent, interest, draw, assimilate, absorb, occupy, ingest, immerse, engulf, take up, operate, engage

  8. fill, take, occupy(verb)

    assume, as of positions or roles

    Synonyms:
    require, read, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, busy, hold, choose, fulfill, study, learn, fill, absorb, necessitate, consume, drive, fill up, consider, need, rent, pick out, sate, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, lease, take aim, invade, meet, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, concern, make, claim, satisfy, get, worry, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, engross, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, interest, fulfil, shoot, aim, direct, charter, make full, contain, replete, lodge in, subscribe, reside, satiate, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, hire, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct

Wiktionary

  1. occupy(verb)

    To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.

    Synonyms:
    busy, employ

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. occupy

    To entertain, in the sense here considered, is to engage and pleasantly occupy the attention; to amuse is to occupy the attention in an especially bright and cheerful way, often with that which excites merriment or laughter; as, he entertained us with an amusing story. To divert is to turn from serious thoughts or laborious pursuits to something that lightly and agreeably occupies the mind; one may be entertained or amused who has nothing serious or laborious from which to be diverted. To recreate, literally to re-create, is to engage mind or body in some pleasing activity that restores strength and energy for serious work. To beguile is, as it were, to cheat into cheer and comfort by something that insensibly draws thought or feeling away from pain or disquiet. We beguile a weary hour, cheer the despondent, divert the preoccupied, enliven a dull evening or company, gratify our friends' wishes, entertain, interest, please a listening audience, occupy idle time, disport ourselves when merry, recreate when worn with toil; we amuse ourselves or others with whatever pleasantly passes the time without special exertion, each according to his taste.

    Synonyms:
    amuse, beguile, cheer, delight, disport, divert, enliven, entertain, gratify, interest, please, recreate

    Antonyms:
    annoy, bore, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. occupy(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    possess (for the time), keep, hold, have possession of

  2. occupy(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cover, fill, take up

  3. occupy(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    employ, busy, engage

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List of paraphrases:

occupies, hold, occupation, fill, occupying


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