Synonyms for preoccupy

Synonyms for (verb) preoccupy

Synonyms: preoccupy

Definition: engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively

Usage: His work preoccupies him; The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else

Similar words: command, control

Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over

Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces


Synonyms: preoccupy

Definition: occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance

Usage: the army preoccupied the hills

Similar words: take over, seize, usurp, assume, arrogate

Definition: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

Usage: He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town; he usurped my rights; She seized control of the throne after her husband died