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Occasion

Oc`ca´sion   Pronunciation: ǒk`kā´zhŭn
n.1.A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident; event.
2.A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.
Sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me.
- Rom. vii. 11.
I'll take the occasion which he gives to bring
Him to his death.
- Waller.
3.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.
Her beauty was the occasion of the war.
- Dryden.
4.Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.
5.A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
On occasion
a - in case of need; in necessity; as convenience requires.
b - occasionally; from time to time; now and then.
- De Foe.
v. t.1.To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.
[imp. & p. p. Occasioned (ǒk*kā"zhŭnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Occasioning.]
Noun1.Occasionoccasion - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
Synonyms: juncture
2.occasion - a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
3.occasion - reason; "there was no occasion for complaint"
4.occasion - the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
5.occasion - an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
Verb1.occasion - give occasion to
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