Synonyms for occupied


1. busy, occupy, work
usage: keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
2. occupy, reside, lodge in, populate, dwell, live, inhabit
usage: live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
3. occupy, fill, be
usage: occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"
4. concern, interest, occupy, worry
usage: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
5. invade, occupy, attack, assail
usage: march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
6. take, occupy, use up, use, expend
usage: require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
7. absorb, engross, engage, occupy, interest
usage: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
8. fill, take, occupy, work, do work
usage: assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"


1. occupied (vs. unoccupied), busy, engaged, in use(predicate), filled
usage: held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied"
2. occupied (vs. unoccupied)
usage: seized and controlled as by military invasion; "the occupied countries of Europe"
3. occupied, tenanted, inhabited (vs. uninhabited)
usage: resided in; having tenants; "not all the occupied (or tenanted) apartments were well kept up"
4. engaged, occupied, busy (vs. idle)
usage: having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
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