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Adjective
Filling a place
Adjective
Engaging attention
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Located or established
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(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 to fill or take up (a space or time)
“The Federation and its departments occupy most of the building, but there is still room for the seven International and National unions that make their headquarters here.”
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Present participle for to inhabit or reside in a place, dwelling or building
“Rental rules in NYC are very complex and made to protect renters who occupy the apartment.”
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Present participle for to take control or possession of something or a place
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“If two species attempt to occupy the same niche, one species will be better at competing for limited resources and will eventually exclude the other species.”
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Present participle for to invade a place or land in order to take control of it
“Military forces were attempting to occupy the city and were involved in a major tank battle on the western side.”
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Present participle for to hold or have, typically a role, position, title 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 stay or rent accommodation at a place
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Present participle for to spend or use up (a period of time)
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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 to use, empty or drain completely
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Present participle for to rule or 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 apply to a task or purpose
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Present participle for to receive, especially in return for effort
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Present participle for to make use of
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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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Present participle for to publicly demonstrate strong objection to an official policy or course of action
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