occupied occupied  /ˈɑk jə ˌpaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) held or filled or in use
  2. (adj) seized and controlled as by military invasion
  3. (adj) resided in; having tenants
  4. (adj) having ones attention or mind or energy engaged
  5. (v) keep busy with
  6. (v) live (in a certain place)
  7. (v) occupy the whole of
  8. (v) be on the mind of
  9. (v) march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
  10. (v) require (time or space)
  11. (v) consume all of one's attention or time
  12. (v) assume, as of positions or roles

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Our artillery begins the liberation effort, for it is our right and duty to liberate occupied territory.
  2. During World War II, Nazi officers in occupied Czechoslovakia were banned from driving the speedy rear-engined Tatras because so many had been killed behind the wheel.
  3. But in a country mired in tradition and occupied by the Soviet Union, Meena's beliefs were threatening enough to get her assassinated.

News

  1. U.N. says Israel, Syria ceasefire jeopardized by Golan violence

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Escalating violence in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights is jeopardizing a four-decade old ceasefire between Israel and Syria, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday. Ban recommended that adjustments be made to a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the area, known as UNDOF, including "enhancing the self defense ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. FIFA Under-20 World Cup will go ahead despite Turkey riots

    Anti-government riots have occupied Istanbul for the past two weeks, but the tournament, which starts on June 21, has been given the green light by the governing body.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Hundreds of Police Move Past Barricades Into Taxin Square That Has Been Occupied by Protesters

    Hundreds of police move past barricades into Taxin Square that has been occupied by protesters        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "This is another example of a case where desperately needed jobs are being occupied by illegal aliens who have disregarded our laws and our borders," Sheriff Joe Arpaio said in the statement.
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Instead of adjusting to the stateless threats of the 21st century, we invaded and occupied a state that had no collaborative relationship with al-Qaeda," Obama said. "Instead of taking aggressive steps to secure the world's most dangerous...
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "And, they sent migrants from Europe and the United States and from other parts of the world in order to establish a totally racist government in occupied Palestine," Mr. Ahmadinejad said.
    on Apr 20, 2009 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Voice of America

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ambivalent ambivalent
/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /