—v.t. 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: Occupy the children with a game while I prepare dinner. 3. to be a resident or tenant of; dwell in: We occupied the same house for 20 years. 4. to take possession and control of (a place), as by military invasion.
5. to hold (a position, office, etc.).