verb (used with object), oc·cu·pied, oc·cu·py·ing.
verb (used without object), oc·cu·pied, oc·cu·py·ing.
Origin of occupy
Examples from the Web for occupies
William Henry Cosby occupies a permanent place in the American pantheon.
At a time when few are disposed to see history as a branch of literature, Lepore occupies a prominent place in American letters.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Between a secular moralist and an ideologue, there is a softer, more human middle that Soyinka occupies.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life|Chimamanda Adichie|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It occupies a two-story apartment in central Kiev that resembles a makeshift wartime command center.
Zora Neale Hurston occupies a page in a photograph as threshold-breaker, justly so.Defining American Cool From Walt Whitman to Tina Fey and Johnny Depp|Jason Berry|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Besides this, the lodger who occupies the first floor above me, leaves the house.The Inferno|August Strindberg
He arrived at the position he occupies to-day through original and unaided merit.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
Sir John Gorst occupies a curious position in his own party.Sketches In The House (1893)|T. P. O'Connor
A monument to Pascal, erected by the citizens, occupies the centre of the square in Clermont.Volcanoes: Past and Present|Edward Hull
The library forms part of the Museum, which occupies a ground-floor wing of the castle.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt