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What is the verb for occupation?

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  1. (transitive) To take or use time.
    1. To fill time.
    2. To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.
    3. To fill or hold (an official position or role).
    4. To hold the attention of.
  2. (transitive) To take or use space.
    1. To fill space.
    2. To live or reside in.
    3. (military) To have, or to have taken, possession or control of (a territory).
    4. (surveying) To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).
  3. (obsolete) To do business in; to busy oneself with.
  4. (obsolete) To use; to expend; to make use of.
  5. Synonyms:
  6. Examples:
    1. “These are the kind of pointless questions that occupy the mind when you have nothing better to do.”
      “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.”
      “Rental rules in NYC are very complex and made to protect renters who occupy the apartment.”
  1. (obsolete) To occupy.
  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of occupate
  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of occupy
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “The idea of lush fertility is further emphasized by the density of the well-watered clover crop that fully occupies a quarter of the foreground.”
      “My own copy, still readable in faded purple, occupies a special place on my office bookshelf.”
      “The artery and nerve may be compromised if a variation of the abductor digiti minimi also occupies the canal.”
  1. (archaic) Third-person singular simple present indicative form of occupy
  1. simple past tense and past participle of occupate
  1. (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of occupy
  1. present participle of occupate
  1. present participle of occupy
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “He said keyholders of some properties had ordered the people occupying the properties to ring them first in the event of a fire.”
      “The Kutenai were located on Kootenay River and Lake and extended into the United States, occupying the northern parts of Montana and Idaho.”
      “When the questioner is employed by the state broadcaster of one of the occupying powers, the respondents might be expected to answer warily.”
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