- to absorb or engross to the exclusion of other things.
- to occupy beforehand or before others.
Origin of preoccupy
Related Words for preoccupyengross, consume, incorporate, immerse, get, assimilate, sense, comprehend, understand, learn, grasp, follow, monopolize, digest
Examples from the Web for preoccupy
Contemporary Examples of preoccupy
“They” want to “stop us from talking about subjects that preoccupy you,” he argued.Why Toulouse Terror Fears Won’t Help Sarkozy With Voters
March 30, 2012
Historical Examples of preoccupy
To preoccupy this ground, therefore, seemed an important step.Xerxes
And certainly he had enough to excite and preoccupy him just now.The Clique of Gold
We should forget our successes if they cause pride or preoccupy the mind.Character and Conduct
Other friends would come in and preoccupy her mind and heart.The Major
We should not preoccupy the audience with our own personality.Delsarte System of Oratory
- to engross the thoughts or mind of
- to occupy before or in advance of another