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Occasion (IPA: /əˈkeɪʒən/)


Occasion (n.)

A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.

Occasion (n.)

A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.

Occasion (n.)

An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked-for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason; accidental or incidental cause.

Occasion (n.)

Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.

Occasion (n.)

A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.

Occasion (v. t.)

To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.

Occasion

Print in the National Gallery of Art (NGA 70659)

Occasion Synonyms

Function, Social Function, Affair, Social Occasion

Occasion Synonyms

Juncture

Spanish Translation

Occasion in Spanish is Ocasión

Tagalog Translation

Occasion in Tagalog is Okasyon

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All which he understood by rote, And, as occasion serv'd, would quote." - Quotations

Example Sentence (Quote)

" His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest." - Wit

Example Sentence (Quote)

" History is on every occasion the record of what one age finds worthy of note in another." - Histeria!

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I have often had occasion to observe, that a warm blundering man does more for the world than a frigid wise man." - Love

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It is wise to be silent when occasion requires, and better than to speak, though never so well." - Plutarch


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