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occupy

[ ok-yuh-pahy ]
/ 藞蓲k y蓹藢pa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), oc路cu路pied, oc路cu路py路ing.
verb (used without object), oc路cu路pied, oc路cu路py路ing.
to take or hold possession.
Usually Occupy . to participate in a protest about a social or political issue.
adjective
Usually Occupy . of or relating to a protest about a social or political issue, as in Occupy movement; Occupy protest; Occupy candidate:the Occupy movement for social justice.
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Origin of occupy

First recorded in 1300鈥50; Middle English occupien, from Middle French occuper, from Latin occup膩re 鈥渢o seize, take hold, take up, make one's own,鈥 equivalent to oc- oc- + -cup-, combining form of capere 鈥渢o take, seize鈥 + -膩re infinitive suffix

synonym study for occupy

1, 3-5. See have.

OTHER WORDS FROM occupy

oc路cu路pi路a路ble, adjectiveoc路cu路pi路er, nounmis路oc路cu路py, verb, mis路oc路cu路pied, mis路oc路cu路py路ing.re路oc路cu路py, verb (used with object), re路oc路cu路pied, re路oc路cu路py路ing.
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How to use occupy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for occupy

occupy
/ (藞蓲kj蕣藢pa瑟) /

verb -pies, -pying or -pied (tr)
to live or be established in (a house, flat, office, etc)
(often passive) to keep (a person) busy or engrossed; engage the attention of
(often passive) to take up (a certain amount of time or space)
to take and hold possession of, esp as a demonstrationstudents occupied the college buildings
to fill or hold (a position or rank)

Word Origin for occupy

C14: from Old French occuper, from Latin occup膩re to seize hold of, from ob- (intensive) + capere to take
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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