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I have seen one shrike occupy himself for hours in sticking up on thorns, a number of small fishes that the fishermen had thrown on the shore. The fishes dried up and decayed.
John Bachman

Meaning of "occupy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OCCUPY

From Old French occuper, from Latin occupāre to seize hold of, from ob- (intensive) + capere to take.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OCCUPY

occupy  [ˈɒkjʊˌpaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OCCUPY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Occupy is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb occupy in English.

WHAT DOES OCCUPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Occupy

Occupy may refer to: ▪ Occupy movement, an international protest that began in New York ▪ Occupy, a 2012 short study of the Occupy movement by Noam Chomsky ▪ Occupation, various meanings...

Definition of occupy in the English dictionary

The first definition of occupy in the dictionary is to live or be established in. Other definition of occupy is to keep busy or engrossed; engage the attention of. Occupy is also to take up.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OCCUPY

PRESENT

Present
I occupy
you occupy
he/she/it occupies
we occupy
you occupy
they occupy
Present continuous
I am occupying
you are occupying
he/she/it is occupying
we are occupying
you are occupying
they are occupying
Present perfect
I have occupied
you have occupied
he/she/it has occupied
we have occupied
you have occupied
they have occupied
Present perfect continuous
I have been occupying
you have been occupying
he/she/it has been occupying
we have been occupying
you have been occupying
they have been occupying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I occupied
you occupied
he/she/it occupied
we occupied
you occupied
they occupied
Past continuous
I was occupying
you were occupying
he/she/it was occupying
we were occupying
you were occupying
they were occupying
Past perfect
I had occupied
you had occupied
he/she/it had occupied
we had occupied
you had occupied
they had occupied
Past perfect continuous
I had been occupying
you had been occupying
he/she/it had been occupying
we had been occupying
you had been occupying
they had been occupying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will occupy
you will occupy
he/she/it will occupy
we will occupy
you will occupy
they will occupy
Future continuous
I will be occupying
you will be occupying
he/she/it will be occupying
we will be occupying
you will be occupying
they will be occupying
Future perfect
I will have occupied
you will have occupied
he/she/it will have occupied
we will have occupied
you will have occupied
they will have occupied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been occupying
you will have been occupying
he/she/it will have been occupying
we will have been occupying
you will have been occupying
they will have been occupying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would occupy
you would occupy
he/she/it would occupy
we would occupy
you would occupy
they would occupy
Conditional continuous
I would be occupying
you would be occupying
he/she/it would be occupying
we would be occupying
you would be occupying
they would be occupying
Conditional perfect
I would have occupy
you would have occupy
he/she/it would have occupy
we would have occupy
you would have occupy
they would have occupy
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been occupying
you would have been occupying
he/she/it would have been occupying
we would have been occupying
you would have been occupying
they would have been occupying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you occupy
we let´s occupy
you occupy
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to occupy
Past participle
occupied
Present Participle
occupying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OCCUPY


carpi
ˈkɑːpaɪ
counterspy
ˈkaʊntəˌspaɪ
cowpie
ˌkaʊˈpaɪ
espy
ɪˈspaɪ
hippocampi
ˌhɪpəʊˈkæmpaɪ
Lupi
ˈluːpaɪ
magpie
ˈmæɡˌpaɪ
palpi
ˈpælpaɪ
pappi
ˈpæpaɪ
Philippi
fɪˈlɪpaɪ
pi
paɪ
pie
paɪ
pithecanthropi
ˌpɪθɪkænˈθrəʊˌpaɪ
potpie
ˈpɒtˌpaɪ
preoccupy
priːˈɒkjʊˌpaɪ
pye
paɪ
reoccupy
riːˈɒkjʊˌpaɪ
sampi
ˈsæmpaɪ
spy
spaɪ
superspy
ˈsuːpərˌspaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OCCUPY

occupation grouping
occupation groupings
occupational
occupational guidance
occupational hazard
occupational health
occupational medicine
occupational pension
occupational psychologist
occupational psychology
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
occupational therapist
occupational therapy
occupationally
occupative
occupied
Occupied Territories
occupier
occupies
occur

WORDS THAT END LIKE OCCUPY

canopy
chirrupy
concupy
copy
creepy
croupy
happy
hiccupy
hippy
physical therapy
puppy
py
roupy
sirupy
sleepy
soupy
syrupy
therapy
tittupy
unhappy

Synonyms and antonyms of occupy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OCCUPY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «occupy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of occupy

Translation of «occupy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OCCUPY

Find out the translation of occupy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of occupy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «occupy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

占领
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ocupar
570 millions of speakers

English

occupy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कब्जा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَحْتَلُّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

занимать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ocupar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দখল করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

occuper
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menduduki
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bewohnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

占める
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

점유하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Manggoni
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆக்கிரமிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यापू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

işgal etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

occupare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

okupić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

орендувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a locui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταλαμβάνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beset
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ockupera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bebo
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of occupy

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OCCUPY»

The term «occupy» is very widely used and occupies the 14.984 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OCCUPY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «occupy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «occupy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about occupy

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10 QUOTES WITH «OCCUPY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word occupy.
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Bashar al-Assad
Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine.
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Buzz Aldrin
The purpose of going to Mars is for humans to first begin to occupy, permanently, another planet in the solar system. The astronauts or pilgrims, whatever you might call them, are going to be very historically unique human beings.
3
Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Easy is to occupy a place in a telephone book. Difficult is to occupy someone's heart; know that you're really loved.
4
Dario Argento
Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will.
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John Bachman
I have seen one shrike occupy himself for hours in sticking up on thorns, a number of small fishes that the fishermen had thrown on the shore. The fishes dried up and decayed.
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Derek Bok
Colleges do not merely offer preparation for the future; they occupy four years of a student's life, and an institution should do what it can to make these years absorbing and enjoyable.
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Martin Van Buren
The condition of the tribes which occupy the country set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous, and encourages the hope of their early civilization. They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits.
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Alafair Burke
Teaching does allow me to keep one foot in the youthful waters I tend to occupy in my novels, so I'm thankful for that. My students also remind me on a daily basis that the stories I collected during my district attorney days are actually interesting to people who haven't had that experience.
9
Johnny Cash
When my wife died, I booked myself into the studio just to work, to occupy myself.
10
Tom Chatfield
Once the words of a book appear onscreen, they are no longer simply themselves; they have become a part of something else. They now occupy the same space, not only as every other digital text, but as every other medium, too.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OCCUPY»

Discover the use of occupy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to occupy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Occupy
'Occupy is the first major public response to thirty years of class war.' Since its appearance in Zuccotti Park, New York, in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread to hundreds of towns and cities across the world.
Noam Chomsky, 2012
2
Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America
Explores the history of the Occupy Wall Street movement, offering first-hand accounts of its early days and examining protesters' goals and demands.
Astra Taylor, 2011
3
Occupy: Dissecting Occupy Wall Street
He says, "This is the movement we have been waiting for to 'fight the power.' Even as debt strangled millions, and unemployment rose alongside foreclosures, economic issues only remained fodder for boring pundits and self-styled experts.
Danny Schechter, 2012
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This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement
A look at the Occupy Wall Street movement offers reports by journalists and other outsiders as well as internal documents and accounts and discusses its distinctive leaderless organization and its views on the need for change.
Sarah Van Gelder, 2011
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Occupy: American Spring: The Making of a Revolution
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) became the biggest news story in the world during the fall of 2011. Under the banner of the "99%", the Occupiers spread their message of class warfare and revolution across the globe.
Buck Sexton, 2012
6
Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism
A hot-button primer on the taboo subject impacting most Americans today: the failure of the capitalism to deliver public good.
Richard D. Wolff, David Barsamian, 2013
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Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of ...
Informed by Gitlin's own history in the 60s protest movement—but written with both eyes aimed at the future—Occupy Nation is the key book for anyone looking to understand the revolution playing out before our eyes.
Todd Gitlin, 2012
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Dreaming in Public: The Building of the Occupy Movement
Neither a narrative of the events nor an observer analysis but an assembly of the 'raw materials' that developed within the movement. This is an account of the thinking to help others in future.
Amy Schrager Lang, Daniel Lang/Levitsky, 2012
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Occupy Money: Creating an Economy Where Everybody Wins
Margrit Kennedy's timely book provides a geography of hope for practical new money systems ... these are the seeds that need to be planted in the new economic spring of well-being that is emerging.
Margrit Kennedy, 2012
10
Occupy the Future
A series of essays looks at key principles of the United States, whether Americans are living up to them and what can be done to truly fulfill them.
David B. Grusky, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OCCUPY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term occupy is used in the context of the following news items.
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1100 Quicken workers, Rocket Fiber data center to occupy former …
1,100 Quicken workers, Rocket Fiber data center to occupy former News, Free Press building. City memo: Gilbert plans $54.6 million build-out ... «Crain's Detroit Business, Jul 15»
2
Taiwanese Students Occupy Education Ministry Over Textbook …
Dozens of Taiwanese students briefly occupied the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taipei last night to protest a series of “minor” adjustments (課 ... «The Diplomat, Jul 15»
3
Lowe's to occupy vacant Target location at Centrepoint Mall
This will be one of 12 Canadian locations left vacant by Target that the home improvement retailer is moving into, and one of 14 total new stores ... «insideTORONTO.com, Jul 15»
4
Co-occurring Synechococcus ecotypes occupy four major oceanic …
Co-occurring clades that occupy the same regime belong to distinct evolutionary lineages within Synechococcus, indicating that multiple ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
5
ISIS infiltrates Egyptian special forces, joins with Hamas to occupy N …
Islamic State affiliates in Sinai and Libya have banded together with the Palestinian Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip for the shared goals of ... «DEBKA file, Jul 15»
6
CDA apathy: Encroachers occupy Aabpara pavements
ISLAMABAD: The Aabpara bus stand and the main market have been in the grip of encroachers as the Capital Development Authority (CDA) ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
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World hockey rankings: India occupy eighth spot in the latest rankings
Lausanne (Switzerland), July 24: Riding on their fourth-place finish in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-final, India leapfrogged South ... «India.com, Jul 15»
8
Hong Kong's police watchdog upholds ruling that top officer …
A high-profile accusation of assault against a senior police officer during the Occupy protests was upheld last night - the first time in at least five ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
9
Occupy protester's conviction dropped
An Occupy protester has walked free from court after his disorderly ... footage involving the defendant during last year's occupy protests in Mong ... «Hong Kong Standard, Jul 15»
10
Empires occupy, while republics defend
Greg Abbott, give credence to the possibility that the United States military's Jade Helm 15 training exercise is a pretext to occupy Texas and ... «Santa Fe New Mexican, Jul 15»

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