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occupy (verb), occupies; occupied; occupying
1. To take or fill up (space, time, etc.): "I occupied my evenings reading novels."
2. To engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of: "He will occupy the children with a game while I prepare dinner."
3. To be a resident or tenant of; to dwell in: "We occupied the same house for 20 years."
4. To take possession and control of (a place), as by a military invasion.
5. To hold (a position, office, etc.).
6. Etymology: "to take possession of"; also, "to take up space or time, to employ (someone)"; from Old French occuper; from Latin occupare, "to take over, to seize, to possess"; which came from Latin, ob, "over" + a form of capere, "to grasp, to seize".
This entry is located in the following units: cap-, cip-, capt-, cept-, ceive, -ceipt, -ceit, -cipient (page 8) ob-5 + (page 1)