1. occupy

verb. ['ˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] keep busy with.


  • smatter
  • work
  • play around
  • dabble
  • putter
  • potter


  • refresh
  • fill
  • eat out
  • eat in

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Rhymes with Occupy

  • preoccupy

Sentences with occupy

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Less familiar brown spider species occupy the Desert Southwest.

2. Verb, base form
Find a chair and keep yourself busy with whatever you brought to occupy yourself while you wait.

3. Adjective
Florida has some of America’s best RV resorts, but only a few occupy prime oceanfront property.

Quotes about occupy

1. My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

2. Occupy Wall Street is meant more as a way of life that spreads through contagion, creates as many questions as it answers, aims to force a reconsideration of the way the nation does business and offers hope to those of us who previously felt alone in our belief that the current economic system is broken.
- Douglas Rushkoff

3. I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.
- Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

2. occupy

verb. ['ˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] live (in a certain place).


  • reside
  • live
  • crash
  • move in
  • populate
  • inhabit
  • stay at
  • squat
  • dwell


  • underspend
  • pack
  • dock
  • burden

3. occupy

verb. ['ˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] occupy the whole of.


  • be
  • crowd
  • fill


  • charge
  • lodge
  • fuse
  • ionate

4. occupy

verb. ['ˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation.


  • overrun
  • infest
  • attack
  • invade


  • change
  • miss
  • differ
  • disagree

5. occupy

verb. ['ˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] be on the mind of.


  • concern
  • interest


  • iodinate
  • string
  • give

6. occupy

verb. ['ˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] consume all of one's attention or time.


  • engross
  • absorb
  • involve
  • engage
  • consume
  • interest


  • suffer
  • converge
  • be well
  • agree

7. occupy

verb. ['ˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] require (time or space).


  • be
  • eat up
  • use
  • wipe out
  • exhaust
  • use up
  • eat
  • consume
  • take
  • run through
  • expend


  • inactivity
  • abstain
  • nonfunctional
  • functional

8. occupy

verb. ['ˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] assume, as of positions or roles.


  • strike
  • do work
  • assume
  • fill
  • work
  • take


  • inutility
  • supply
  • refrain
  • add