Synonyms for Occupying:

adj.

engaging attention (adjective)
exciting, engrossing, engaging, exacting, drawing, absorbing, interesting.
filling a place (adjective)
covering, Residing, Possessing, commanding, Staying, sitting, Obtaining, placed, Resting, controlling, remaining, situated, holding.
inhabiting (adjective)
domestic, dwelling, Residing, Inhabiting, endemic, lodging, native, indigenous, aboriginal.
located (adjective)
situated.
present (adjective)
Inhabiting, Residing, existing, present.

n.

exciting, engrossing, engaging, exacting, drawing, absorbing, interesting.

v.

capturing (verb)
Obtaining, getting, winning, arresting, taking, abducting, Snatching, Apprehending, Gaining, Snaring, Securing, catching, Capturing, Collaring, Achieving, seizing.
inhabiting (verb)
Populating.
occupying (verb)
Colonizing, Billeting, squatting, Roosting, quartering, housing, Staying.

Other synonyms:

holding
Possessing.
Other relevant words:
interesting, engaging, controlling, engrossing, Possessing, absorbing, exacting, holding.

Usage examples for Occupying

  1. This question I could clearly see was occupying the thoughts of Captain Len Guy and West. – An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
  2. M. de Connal hoped to put it into Mr. Ormond's hands in Paris in his own hotel, where he trusted that Mr. Ormond would do him the pleasure of soon occupying the apartments which were preparing for him." – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  3. To do this he had to crowd between the two men already occupying the best part of the hearth. – The House in the Mist by Anna Katharine Green