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ocupar (Verb) "to occupy"
15th cent. From Latin occupare 'id.' From ob- "toward" (see o- (2)) and capere "to capture."
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Romance
Portuguese ocupar, Catalan ocupar, French occuper, Italian occupare, Aromanian apuc, Romanian apuca
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