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Adjective
Filling a place
Adjective
Engaging attention
Adjective
Located in a specific place
Verb
(rare) Instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
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“These are the kind of pointless questions that occupy the mind when you have nothing better to do.”
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Present participle for seize, take over
“If military forces aggressively occupy an area, the power needed to operate water pumps and plants may not be available.”
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Present participle for to populate
“The couple who occupy the flat above mine.”
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Present participle for to fill or take up (a space or time)
“The tombs occupy two thirds of the church.”
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Present participle for to hold (a position or job)
“One-third of the 57 respondents occupy the position of CEO or president and the rest are vice-presidents or managers.”
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Present participle for to loot, plunder or invade by force
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Present participle for to stay or rent accommodation at a place
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Present participle for to provide (a place) with a group of troops
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Present participle for to worry or vex
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Taking possession
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Present participle for have power over
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Present participle for to satisfy or fulfill (a want, requirement, or need)
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Present participle for to provide with sufficient people for operation or defense
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Present participle for to set apart for a special use
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Present participle for to hold and perform the expected duties of (a post or role)
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Present participle for to receive, especially in return for effort
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Present participle for to hire (somebody) for work or a job
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Present participle for to remove the fuse from (a bomb), making it safe
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Present participle for to possess or be responsible for
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Present participle for to crowd into
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