to live, stay, or work in (a house, flat, or office)the couple who occupy the flat above mine
inhabit, , , ,
the people who inhabit these islands
be established in,
be in residence in,
establish yourself in,
ensconce yourself in, ,
take up residence in,
make your home,
to move in and take control of (a country or other place)Alexandretta had been occupied by the French in 1918.
In 1944 the allies invaded the Italian mainland.
The army has captured a strategic city in the north.
Troops have seized the airport and radio stations.
Early in the eleventh century the whole of England was again conquered by the Vikings.
Didn't it hold your attention?
British troops still garrisoned the country.
A group of rebels overran the port.
A military group overran them and took four of them off.
Rome annexed the Nabatean kingdom in 106 AD.
take possession of, ,
to fill or hold (a position or office)Men still occupy more positions of power than women.
She has never held a ministerial post.
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
No company should be permitted to dominate the market.
It was as if the spirit of his father possessed him.
to take up (time or space)Her parliamentary career has occupied all of her time.
to keep (someone or someone's mind) busyI had other matters to occupy me that day.
She tried to engage me in conversation.
This part of the book interests me in particular.
Your time could be usefully employed in attending to business matters.
He entertained us with anecdotes about his job.
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
Put a selection of toys in his cot to amuse him if he wakes early.
diverting her with jokes and fiery arguments
a question that continues to preoccupy the more serious papers
I was able to immerse myself in family life.
hold the attention of,
There's something about them which engrosses the public.
keep busy or occupied
The tombs occupy two thirds of the church.
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in the sense of absorb
to engage the interest of someonea second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
in the sense of amuse
to entertain or keep interestedPut a selection of toys in his cot to amuse him if he wakes early.
Video: pronunciation of 'occupy'
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Life on the edge
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