Synonyms of occupy in English:

occupy


See definition of occupy

verb

1‘Carol occupied the basement flat’

SYNONYMS
live in, inhabit, be the tenant of, tenant, lodge in, be ensconced in, be established in, ensconce oneself in, establish oneself in, take up residence in, make one's home in, settle in, move into
people, populate, settle
Scottish, South African stay in
formal reside in, dwell in

2‘two long windows occupied almost the whole of the end wall’

SYNONYMS
take up, fill, fill up, cover, extend over, use up, utilize

3‘he occupies a senior post at the Treasury’

SYNONYMS
hold, be in, fill, have
informal hold down

4‘I need something to occupy my mind’

SYNONYMS
engage, busy, employ, distract, absorb, engross, preoccupy, hold, hold the attention of, immerse, interest, involve, entertain, divert, amuse, beguile

5‘Hamburg was occupied by the French in 1812’

SYNONYMS
capture, seize, take possession of, conquer, invade, overrun, take over, colonize, garrison, annex, dominate, subjugate, hegemonize, hold, commandeer, requisition
ANTONYMS

leave, abandon, quit