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English definition of “occupy”

occupy

verb [T]  /ˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪ/ us  

occupy verb [T] (TAKE CONTROL)

(of an army or group of people) to move into and take control or possession of a place: Nationalist forces now occupy more than 70% of the country.

occupy verb [T] (FILL)

to fill, use, or exist in a place or a time: A large couch occupies most of the space in the living room.
occupier
noun [C]  /ˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪ·ər/ us  
We are demanding the occupier to leave immediately.
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