Preoccupate meaning

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

  • From past participle stem of Latin praeoccupare, from prae- (“pre-”) + occupare (“occupy”); equivalent to pre- +‎ occupate.
    From Wiktionary