1. keep busy with

Similar word(s): busy

Definition categories: social, work

2. live (in a certain place)

Similar word(s): reside

Definition categories: stative, dwell, inhabit, live, populate

3. occupy the whole of

Similar word(s): fill

Definition categories: stative, be

4. be on the mind of

Similar word(s): concern, interest, worry

Definition categories: stative

5. march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation

Similar word(s): invade

Definition categories: competition, assail, attack

6. require (time or space)

Similar word(s): take

Definition categories: possession, expend, use

7. consume all of one's attention or time

Similar word(s): absorb, engage, engross

Definition categories: cognition, interest

8. assume, as of positions or roles

- the young prince will soon occupy the throne

Similar word(s): fill, take

Definition categories: social, work

Sentences with occupy as a verb:

- I occupy myself with gardening for a few hours every day.

- I occupy the post of deputy cat catcher.