Do we really want to reoccupy Gaza, because that will be the consequence of a regime change.
The birds return during the first week in August, in small and silent companies, to reoccupy favourite resorts in common.
A force was accordingly sent to drive out the enemy and reoccupy it.
If it is possible, reoccupy the Maryland Heights with your entire force.
The Romans did not push their advantage, but were satisfied to reoccupy the ground from which they had been driven.
Still the British were unable to disperse the rebels and reoccupy the city.
The Pope was still an exile in Benevento,146 and did not dare to reoccupy Rome.
No further efforts were made by the Canadians to reoccupy the position.
And whence would he journey back to reoccupy that body when what we call consciousness returned to him?
This was shortly before La Harpe attempted to reoccupy the place for the French.
mid-14c., "to take possession of," also "to take up space or time, employ (someone)," irregularly borrowed from Old French occuper "occupy (a person or place), hold, seize" (13c.) or directly from Latin occupare "take over, seize, take into possession, possess, occupy," from ob "over" (see ob-) + intensive form of capere "to grasp, seize" (see capable). The final syllable of the English word is difficult to explain, but it is as old as the record; perhaps from a modification made in Anglo-French. During 16c.-17c. a common euphemism for "have sexual intercourse with" (sense attested from early 15c.), which caused it to fall from polite usage.
"A captaine? Gods light these villaines wil make the word as odious as the word occupy, which was an excellent good worde before it was il sorted." [Doll Tearsheet in "2 Henry IV"]Related: Occupied; occupying.