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1. preoccupy

verb. ['priːˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively.

Synonyms

  • control
  • ghost
  • obsess
  • command
  • prepossess

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • occupy (English)
  • pre- (English)

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Rhymes with Preoccupy

  • occupy

Sentences with preoccupy


1. Verb, base form
There are even bike and hiking trails, a great way to preoccupy the kids for the day.

Quotes about preoccupy


1. All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.
- Marcel Duchamp

2. preoccupy

verb. ['priːˈɑːkjəˌpaɪ'] occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • arrogate
  • assume
  • take over

Antonyms

  • unskillfulness
  • stay in place
  • allow
  • permit

Etymology

  • occupy (English)
  • pre- (English)
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