Synonyms of occupy in English:

occupy


See definition of occupy

verb

1‘Carol occupied the basement flat’

SYNONYMS

live in, inhabit, be the tenant of, tenant, lodge in, be ensconced in, be established in, ensconce oneself in, establish oneself in, take up residence in, make one's home in, settle in, move into

people, populate, settle

South African Scottish stay in

formal reside in, dwell in

2‘two long windows occupied almost the whole of the end wall’

SYNONYMS

take up, fill, fill up, cover, extend over, use up, utilize

3‘he occupies a senior post at the Treasury’

SYNONYMS

hold, be in, fill, have

informal hold down

4‘I need something to occupy my mind’

SYNONYMS

engage, busy, employ, distract, absorb, engross, preoccupy, hold, hold the attention of, immerse, interest, involve, entertain, divert, amuse, beguile

5‘Hamburg was occupied by the French in 1812’

SYNONYMS

capture, seize, take possession of, conquer, invade, overrun, take over, colonize, garrison, annex, dominate, subjugate, hegemonize, hold, commandeer, requisition

ANTONYMS

leave, abandon, quit