Speak and write with confidence.

To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) occupy

Synonyms: absorb, engage, engross, occupy Definition: consume all of one's attention or time Usage: Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Hypernyms: interest Definition: excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Synonyms: invade, occupy Definition: march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation Usage: Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939

Hypernyms: assail, attack Definition: launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with Usage: Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II; Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week

Synonyms: take, occupy, use up Definition: require (time or space) Usage: It took three hours to get to work this morning; This event occupied a very short time

Hypernyms: expend, use Definition: use up, consume fully Usage: The legislature expended its time on school questions

Synonyms: fill, occupy, take Definition: assume, as of positions or roles Usage: She took the job as director of development; he occupies the position of manager; the young prince will soon occupy the throne

Hypernyms: do work, work Definition: be employed Usage: Is your husband working again?; My wife never worked; Do you want to work after the age of 60?; She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money; She works as a waitress to put herself through college

Synonyms: occupy, busy Definition: keep busy with Usage: She busies herself with her butterfly collection

Hypernyms: work Definition: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity Usage: I will work hard to improve my grades; she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

Synonyms: occupy, reside, lodge in Definition: live (in a certain place) Usage: She resides in Princeton; he occupies two rooms on the top floor

Hypernyms: dwell, live, inhabit, populate Definition: inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of Usage: People lived in Africa millions of years ago; The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted; this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean; deer are populating the woods

Synonyms: fill, occupy Definition: occupy the whole of Usage: The liquid fills the container

Hypernyms: be Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?