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Occupation (plural Occupations)
  1. An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid.
  2. The act, process or state of possessing a place.
  3. The control of a country or region by a hostile army.

Adjectives for Occupation

final; praiseworthy; trivial; illegal; congenial; intellectual agreeable; youthful; earnest; disastrous; hellish; intense; unquiet; beloved; indispensable; triumphant; enviable; sedentary; remunerative; arduous; hazardous; breadwinning; productive; monotonous; strenuous; absorbing; profitable; dignified; various; useful; restful; savory; untidy; joint; undesirable; favorite; degrading; menial; brutalizing; solitary; prosaic; doubtful; unimportant; nightly; chief; ignoble.

Verbs for Occupation

absorb in—; chain to—; cherish—; choose—; comprehend—; despise—; employ in—; engage in—; escape—; follow—; lack—; postpone—; practise—; profit by—; pursue—; qualify for—; seek—; shun—; train for —; —contents; —enthralls; —interests; — rusts; —wearies.


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  • IPA: /ɑkjupe(ɪ)ʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən