a person or thing (such as a government or country) that takes control of a territory.
Israel has been an occupier of the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 1967.
Many cases of occupation have occurred throughout history for example, the United Kingdom is an occupier of the Falklands and the United States is an occupier of Hawaii.
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›› Nouns: occupancy, occupant, occupier, preoccupation, reoccupation
›› Verbs: Occupy, Preoccupy
›› Adjectives: Occupational, Occupiable
›› Related phrasal verb: Occupy with, to keep someone occupied
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