(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Filling a place]
Syn. holding, obtaining, remaining, situated, posted, assigned to, tenanting, residing, living in, taking up, possessing, permeating, pervading, covering, settled on, controlling, maintaining, commanding, sitting, staying, established in, established at, owning, set up*, running*; see also placed , resting 2 .
Ant. gone*, leaving, removing.
2. [Engaging attention]
Syn. absorbing, concentrated upon, utilizing, engrossing, attending upon, concerned with, embarking upon, monopolizing, engaging, arresting, working at, attracting, focusing, drawing, exacting, requiring; see also exciting , interesting .

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