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  1. preoccupateverb

    To influence, to occupy (the mind) in advance; to be preoccupied with.

  2. preoccupateverb

    To meet in advance; to forestall, pre-empt.

  3. Etymology: From past participle stem of praeoccupare, from prae- + occupare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary


    Etymology: preoccuper, Fr. præoccupo, Lat.

    Honour aspireth to death; grief flieth to it; and fear preoccupieth it. Francis Bacon.

    That the model be plain without colours, lest the eye preoccupate the judgment. Henry Wotton, Architecture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preoccupateverb

    to anticipate; to take before

  2. Preoccupateverb

    to prepossess; to prejudice

  3. Etymology: [L. praeoccupatus, p. p. of praeoccupare to preoccupy. See Preoccupy.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preoccupate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preoccupate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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