keep busy with
"She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
occupy, reside, lodge in(verb)
live (in a certain place)
"She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
occupy the whole of
"The liquid fills the container"
concern, interest, occupy, worry(verb)
be on the mind of
"I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
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
march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
"Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
take, occupy, use up(verb)
require (time or space)
"It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
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
absorb, engross, engage, occupy(verb)
consume all of one's attention or time
"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
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
fill, take, occupy(verb)
assume, as of positions or roles
"She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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Translations for occupy
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- займа́ць, заня́ць, акупава́цьBelarusian
- bewohnen, besetzen, okkupieren, in Anspruch nehmenGerman
- miehittää, varata, vallataFinnish
- occuper, habiterFrench
- okipeHaitian Creole
- teneo, possideoLatin
- whakakapi, whetaMāori
- заня́ть, занима́ть, завладева́ть, завладе́ть, оккупи́роватьRussian
- inneha, uppta, annektera, ta upp, bo, bebo, ockuperaSwedish
- окупува́ти, займа́ти, зайня́тиUkrainian
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