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English definition of “occupy”

occupy

verb [T] (TAKE CONTROL)   /ˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪ/
(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 . occupier    /ˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪ·ər/ noun [C] We are demanding the occupier to leave immediately .
(Definition of occupy verb (TAKE CONTROL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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