preoccupate

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from past participle stem of Latin praeoccupare, from prae- (pre-) + occupare (occupy); equivalent to pre- +‎ occupate. Doublet of preoccupy.

VerbEdit

preoccupate (third-person singular simple present preoccupates, present participle preoccupating, simple past and past participle preoccupated)

  1. (obsolete) To influence, to occupy (the mind) in advance; to be preoccupied with.
  2. (obsolete) To meet in advance; to forestall, pre-empt.

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

preoccupate

  1. feminine plural of preoccupato

ParticipleEdit

preoccupate f pl

  1. feminine plural of preoccupato

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

preoccupate

  1. inflection of preoccupare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative