Definition Of occupy


fill or preoccupy (the mind or thoughts).

her mind was occupied with alarming questions

reside or have one's place of business in (a building).

the apartment she occupies in Manhattan

take control of (a place, especially a country) by military conquest or settlement.

the region was occupied by Britain during World War I

Example Of occupy

  • According to one rabbinic text, a scholar suggests that David will occupy a throne next to God.

  • As Kenya's largest group, the Gikuyu occupy a central position in Kenyan social life.

  • As teachers we occupy positions in relation to specific knowledges which are necessarily different.

  • At least finding this Daniel Mason person would occupy him for a while when he got back.

  • ‘Ashes and Snow’ was the first solo exhibit ever to occupy the entire space.

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