Synonyms for Occupies:

v.

captures (verb)
catches, apprehends, collars, captures, achieves, secures, snatches, abducts, Gains, gets, arrests, takes, obtains, seizes, wins, snares.
inhabits (verb)
populates.
occupies (verb)
resides, inhabits, stays, quarters, Houses, dwells, roosts, lodges, billets, colonizes, squats.

Usage examples for occupies

  1. So come and sit beside me and tell me something; tell me what you do up there, and how grandfather occupies himself. – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  2. Among these questions, this one occupies me most now. – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  3. Sigh not, it occupies now our care. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton