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Ocuppy vs. Occupy: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 13, 2024
"Ocuppy" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "occupy." Occupy means to take up space, time, or attention

Which is correct: Ocuppy or Occupy

How to spell Occupy?

Ocuppy is Incorrect

Occupy is Correct


Key Differences

Note that "occupy" ends with "-py," similar to other verbs like "apply."
"Occupation" is the noun form, and it has two 'c's and one 'p', just like "occupy."
Associate "occupy" with "occupied," which also has two 'p's, reinforcing the correct spelling.
Think of "cup" with one 'p' and add another 'p' for "occupy."
Remember that "occupy" starts with "oc-" like "octopus," which also has 8 legs taking up space.

Correct usage of Occupy

The idea began to ocuppy his thoughts day and night.
The idea began to occupy his thoughts day and night.
The protestors plan to ocuppy the park on Friday.
The protestors plan to occupy the park on Friday.
Can this job ocuppy your full attention?
Can this job occupy your full attention?
She managed to ocuppy all the children with crafts.
She managed to occupy all the children with crafts.
They hope to ocuppy the vacant office by next month.
They hope to occupy the vacant office by next month.

Occupy Definitions

To engage or fill someone's time or attention.
The game will occupy the kids for hours.
To take control or possession of a territory.
The army occupied the town.
To fill up (time or space)
A lecture that occupied three hours.
To dwell or reside in (an apartment, for example).
To hold or fill (an office or position).
To seize possession of and maintain control over forcibly or by conquest
The troops occupied the city.
To engage or employ the attention or concentration of
Occupied the children with coloring books.
To take or use.
To fill.
The film occupied three hours of my time.
To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.
The film occupied me for three hours.
I occupy myself with gardening for a few hours every day.
To fill or hold (an official position or role).
I occupy the post of deputy cat catcher.
To hold the attention of.
I occupied her friend while he made his proposal.
(transitive) To take or use space.
To fill space.
The historic mansion occupied two city blocks.
To live or reside in.
(military) To have, or to have taken, possession or control of (a territory).
(surveying) To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).
To have sexual intercourse with.
(obsolete) To do business in; to busy oneself with.
(obsolete) To use; to expend; to make use of.
To take or hold possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess.
Woe occupieth the fine [end] of our gladness.
The better apartments were already occupied.
To hold, or fill, the dimensions of; to take up the room or space of; to cover or fill; as, the camp occupies five acres of ground.
To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of; to employ; to busy.
An archbishop may have cause to occupy more chaplains than six.
They occupied themselves about the Sabbath.
To do business in; to busy one's self with.
All the ships of the sea, with their mariners, were in thee to occupy the merchandise.
Not able to occupy their old crafts.
To use; to expend; to make use of.
All the gold that was occupied for the work.
They occupy not money themselves.
To hold possession; to be an occupant.
To follow business; to traffic.
Be present in; be inside of
Keep busy with;
She busies herself with her butterfly collection
Live (in a certain place)
Occupy the whole of;
The liquid fills the container
Be on the mind of;
I worry about the second Germanic consonant
As of time or space;
It took three hours to get to work this morning
This event occupied a very short time
March aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation;
Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939
Engage or engross wholly;
Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely
To take up a space or area.
The protesters occupy the park.
To hold a position or role.
She occupies a managerial role.
To reside or have one's place of business in a building.
He occupies the corner office.

Occupy Sentences

She found a way to occupy her mind during the flight.
The new tenant will occupy the apartment starting next month.
The company plans to occupy more office space downtown.
Thoughts of the upcoming event occupy my mind.
The army will occupy the city until peace is restored.
To occupy the kids, we set up a game station.
Let's find something to occupy our time during the layover.
This hobby occupies much of my free time.
The project will occupy me for the next several months.
They occupy the house next door.
How long did the Romans occupy Britain?
How many square feet does your business occupy?
To occupy her hands, she took up knitting.
The topic began to occupy public discourse.
Can this issue occupy our discussion today?
They occupy a significant role in the community.
Soldiers occupy strategic locations in the city.
The family will occupy the cabin for the summer.
It's important to occupy your mind with positive thoughts.
Foreign troops occupy parts of the country.
The story managed to occupy my thoughts for days.
Historical exhibits occupy the museum's first floor.
The game helped to occupy the long hours of the journey.

Occupy Idioms & Phrases

Occupy someone's thoughts

To be constantly on someone's mind.
The upcoming wedding started to occupy her thoughts day and night.

Occupy the middle ground

To hold a position that is not extreme, but rather moderate or balanced.
In the debate, she tried to occupy the middle ground between the two opposing views.

Occupy the hot seat

To be in a position where one is subjected to intense scrutiny or pressure.
The CEO will occupy the hot seat during the press conference.

Occupy a place in someone's heart

To hold a dear or loved position in someone's affections.
Even though he moved away, he will always occupy a place in her heart.

Occupy the driver's seat

To be in control of a situation or organization.
After the merger, he managed to occupy the driver's seat in the new company setup.


Which vowel is used before occupy?

'O' is used before "occupy."

Why is it called occupy?

Derived from Latin "occupare," meaning to seize or take over.

Which preposition is used with occupy?

"In" and "with," depending on the context.

What is the verb form of occupy?

Occupy is already a verb.

What is the pronunciation of occupy?


What is the plural form of occupy?

N/A, it's a verb.

Which conjunction is used with occupy?

"And," "but," "or," depending on the context.

What is the root word of occupy?

The root is the Latin word "occupare."

What is the singular form of occupy?

Occupy (it's a verb, so it doesn't have a singular or plural form).

Is occupy an abstract noun?


Is occupy a countable noun?

No, it's a verb.

Is occupy a negative or positive word?

Neutral; can be either depending on context.

Is occupy a vowel or consonant?

Begins with a vowel ('O').

How do we divide occupy into syllables?


Which article is used with occupy?

"The" or "an" can be used depending on the context.

What part of speech is occupy?


What is the first form of occupy?

Occupy (it's a verb so it has tense forms, not numerical ones).

Is occupy a noun or adjective?


Is occupy a collective noun?


What is another term for occupy?

Inhabit, reside, fill.

Which determiner is used with occupy?

"The," "this," "that," depending on the context.

Is the occupy term a metaphor?

No, but it can be used metaphorically.

Is the word occupy imperative?

It can be used in an imperative sentence.

How many syllables are in occupy?

Three syllables.

What is a stressed syllable in occupy?

The first syllable, "oc."

What is the second form of occupy?

Occupied (past simple and past participle).

What is the third form of occupy?

Occupying (present participle).

How is occupy used in a sentence?

"We plan to occupy the new building by next month."

Is occupy an adverb?


What is the opposite of occupy?

Vacate, leave.
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