Textual thesaurus for "occupy"

(verb) absorb, engage, engross

consume all of one's attention or time

Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

(verb) invade

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

Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939

(verb) take, use up

require (time or space)

It took three hours to get to work this morning; This event occupied a very short time

(verb) fill, take

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

(verb) busy

keep busy with

She busies herself with her butterfly collection

(verb) reside, lodge in

live (in a certain place)

She resides in Princeton; he occupies two rooms on the top floor

(verb) fill

occupy the whole of

The liquid fills the container

(verb) concern, interest, worry

be on the mind of

I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift