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oc·ca·sion

 (ə-kā′zhən)
n.
1. An event or happening, or the time of an event or happening: On several occasions, we saw him riding a motorcycle.
2. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering: The reception proved to be quite the occasion.
3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture: saw the layoff as an occasion to change careers. See Synonyms at opportunity.
4.
a. A cause of or reason for something: a trade disagreement that furnished the occasion for war. See Synonyms at cause.
b. A need created by a particular circumstance: "He must buy what he has little occasion for" (Laurence Sterne).
5. occasions Archaic Personal requirements or necessities.
tr.v. oc·ca·sioned, oc·ca·sion·ing, oc·ca·sions
To provide occasion for; cause: "The broadcast and its immediate aftermath occasioned a cascade of media commentary" (Lewis Sorley).
Idioms:
on occasion
From time to time; now and then.
rise to the occasion
To find the ability to deal with an unexpected challenge.
take the occasion
To make use of the opportunity (to do something).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin occāsiō, occāsiōn-, from occāsus, past participle of occidere, to fall : ob-, down; see ob- + cadere, to fall; see kad- in Indo-European roots.]

occasion

(əˈkeɪʒən)
n
1. (sometimes foll by of) the time of a particular happening or event
2. (sometimes foll by for) a reason or cause (to do or be something); grounds: there was no occasion to complain.
3. an opportunity (to do something); chance
4. a special event, time, or celebration: the party was quite an occasion.
5. on occasion every so often
6. rise to the occasion to have the courage, wit, etc, to meet the special demands of a situation
7. take occasion to avail oneself of an opportunity (to do something)
vb
(tr) to bring about, esp incidentally or by chance
[C14: from Latin occāsiō a falling down, from occidere, from ob- down + cadere to fall]

oc•ca•sion

(əˈkeɪ ʒən)
n.
1. a particular time, esp. as marked by certain circumstances or occurrences.
2. a special or important time, event, ceremony, etc.: The party was quite an occasion.
3. a convenient or favorable time; opportunity: a good occasion to take inventory.
4. the immediate or incidental cause or reason for some action or result: What is the occasion for this uproar?
5. occasions, Obs.
a. needs or necessities.
b. necessary business matters.
v.t.
6. to give occasion or cause for; bring about.
Idioms:
on occasion, once in a while; occasionally; periodically.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin occāsiō see Occident]

occasion

- Once had the specific sense of "an opportunity for finding fault or giving offense."
See also related terms for opportunity.

occasion

opportunitychance
1. 'occasion'

An occasion is a particular time when something happens.

I remember the occasion very well.
There are occasions when you must refuse.

You often say that something happens on a particular occasion.

I think it would be better if I went alone on this occasion.
I met him only on one occasion.

An occasion is also an important event, ceremony, or celebration.

It was a wonderful end to an unforgettable occasion.
They have fixed the date for the big occasion.
2. 'opportunity' and 'chance'

Don't use occasion to refer to a situation in which it is possible for someone to do something. Instead, use opportunity or chance.

I am very grateful to have had the opportunity of working with Paul.
She put the phone down before I had a chance to reply.
See chance

occasion


Past participle: occasioned
Gerund: occasioning

Imperative
occasion
occasion
Present
I occasion
you occasion
he/she/it occasions
we occasion
you occasion
they occasion
Preterite
I occasioned
you occasioned
he/she/it occasioned
we occasioned
you occasioned
they occasioned
Present Continuous
I am occasioning
you are occasioning
he/she/it is occasioning
we are occasioning
you are occasioning
they are occasioning
Present Perfect
I have occasioned
you have occasioned
he/she/it has occasioned
we have occasioned
you have occasioned
they have occasioned
Past Continuous
I was occasioning
you were occasioning
he/she/it was occasioning
we were occasioning
you were occasioning
they were occasioning
Past Perfect
I had occasioned
you had occasioned
he/she/it had occasioned
we had occasioned
you had occasioned
they had occasioned
Future
I will occasion
you will occasion
he/she/it will occasion
we will occasion
you will occasion
they will occasion
Future Perfect
I will have occasioned
you will have occasioned
he/she/it will have occasioned
we will have occasioned
you will have occasioned
they will have occasioned
Future Continuous
I will be occasioning
you will be occasioning
he/she/it will be occasioning
we will be occasioning
you will be occasioning
they will be occasioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been occasioning
you have been occasioning
he/she/it has been occasioning
we have been occasioning
you have been occasioning
they have been occasioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been occasioning
you will have been occasioning
he/she/it will have been occasioning
we will have been occasioning
you will have been occasioning
they will have been occasioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been occasioning
you had been occasioning
he/she/it had been occasioning
we had been occasioning
you had been occasioning
they had been occasioning
Conditional
I would occasion
you would occasion
he/she/it would occasion
we would occasion
you would occasion
they would occasion
Past Conditional
I would have occasioned
you would have occasioned
he/she/it would have occasioned
we would have occasioned
you would have occasioned
they would have occasioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.occasion - an event that occurs at a critical timeoccasion - 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"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
climax, flood tide - the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success"
conjuncture - a critical combination of events or circumstances
crisis - a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
turning point, landmark, watershed - an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; "the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"
milestone - a significant event in your life (or in a project)
straits, pass, head - a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
reality check - an occasion on which one is reminded of the nature of things in the real world; "this program is intended as a reality check for CEOs"; "after all those elaborate productions, I felt in need of a reality check"
2.occasion - a vaguely specified social eventoccasion - 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"
social event - an event characteristic of persons forming groups
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
celebration, jubilation - a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
fundraiser - a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money
photo op, photo opportunity - an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed
sleepover - an occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children)
3.occasion - reason; "there was no occasion for complaint"
reason, ground - a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"
4.occasion - the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
time - a suitable moment; "it is time to go"
meal - any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times
5.occasion - an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
cut-rate sale, sales event, sale - an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"; "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"
chance, opportunity - a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
Verb1.occasion - give occasion to
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
inspire - supply the inspiration for; "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"

occasion

noun
1. time, moment, point, stage, incident, instance, occurrence, juncture I often think fondly of an occasion some years ago.
2. function, event, affair, do (informal), happening, experience, gathering, celebration, occurrence, social occasion It will be a unique family occasion.
3. opportunity, chance, time, opening, window It is always an occasion for setting out government policy.
4. reason, cause, call, ground(s), basis, excuse, incentive, motive, warrant, justification, provocation, inducement You had no occasion to speak to him like that.
verb

occasion

noun
1. Something that happens:
2. The general point at which an event occurs:
3. Something significant that happens:
4. A favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances:
Informal: shot.
5. That which produces an effect:
6. That which provides a reason or justification:
call, cause, ground (often used in plural), justification, necessity, reason, wherefore, why.
Idiom: why and wherefore.
7. A large or important social gathering:
Informal: do.
Slang: bash.
verb
2. To be a proper or sufficient occasion for:
Translations
فُرْصَهمُنَاسَبَةمُناسَبَه
příležitost
lejlighedanledningbegivenhedbehovgrund
tilaisuusaihesyytapahtumatarve
prilika
alkalom
tækifæri, tilefniviîburîur
場合
기회
kartasproginisrenginysretai pasitaikantis
gadījumsnotikumssvinības
dogodekprilikapriložnost
tillfällebehovskäl
โอกาส
dịp

occasion

[əˈkeɪʒən]
A. N
1. (= particular time) → ocasión f
(on) the first occasion that it happenedla primera vez que ocurrió
that was the first occasion that we had metésa fue la ocasión en que nos conocimos
this would be a good occasion to try it outésta sería una buena oportunidad or ocasión para probarlo
on occasionde vez en cuando
on one occasionuna vez
on other occasionsotras veces
on previous occasionsen ocasiones previas
on rare occasionsrara vez
he went back on three separate occasionsvolvió en tres ocasiones
on that occasionesa vez, en aquella ocasión
on the occasion of his retirementcon motivo de su jubilación
as (the) occasion requiressi la ocasión lo requiere
he was waiting for a suitable occasion to apologizeesperaba el momento adecuado para disculparseesperaba una oportunidad or ocasión para disculparse
to take (the) occasion to do sthaprovechar la oportunidad para hacer algo
2. (= event) → acontecimiento m
it was quite an occasionfue todo un acontecimiento
what's the occasion?¿qué se celebra?
I wasn't dressed for the occasionno estaba vestida de forma adecuada para la ocasión
to rise or be equal to the occasionponerse a la altura de las circunstancias
I keep it for special occasionslo guardo para las grandes ocasiones
see also sense A8
3. (= reason) → razón f, motivo m
there is no occasion for alarm; there is no occasion to be alarmedno hay razón or motivo para alarmarse
should the occasion arise, if the occasion arisessi se da el caso
to give (sb) occasion to do sth (= opportunity) → dar ocasión a algn de hacer algo; (= reason) → dar motivo a algn para hacer algo
to give (sb) occasion for sth (= opportunity) → dar ocasión a algn para algo; (= reason) → dar motivo a algn para algo
to have occasion to do sth (= opportunity) → tener ocasión de hacer algo; (= reason) → tener motivo para hacer algo
you had no occasion to say thatno había necesidad de que dijeras esono había motivo para decir eso
B. VT (frm) → ocasionar (frm), causar
losses occasioned by bad weatherpérdidas ocasionadas por el mal tiempo (frm), pérdidas causadas por el mal tiempo

occasion

[əˈkeɪʒən]
n
(= time) → occasion f
on one occasion → en une occasion
on that occasion → à cette occasion
on several occasions → en plusieurs occasions
on occasion (= sometimes) → à l'occasion
(= event) → occasion f
a unique family occasion → un événement familial unique, une occasion familiale unique
a special occasion → une occasion spéciale
a sense of occasion → un sentiment d'exaltation
to rise to the occasion → se montrer à la hauteur de la situation
(= opportunity) → occasion f
an occasion for sth → l'occasion de qch
For the girls, nature study was an occasion for lazy walks → Pour les filles, les sciences naturelles étaient l'occasion de promenades nonchalantes.
an occasion for doing sth → l'occasion de faire qch
(= necessity) to have occasion to do sth → devoir faire qch

occasion

n
(= point in time)Gelegenheit f, → Anlass m; on that occasiondamals, bei or zu jener Gelegenheit or jenem Anlass (geh); on another occasionein anderes Mal, bei einer anderen Gelegenheit etc; on several occasionsmehrmals, bei or zu mehreren Gelegenheiten etc; (on) the first occasionbeim ersten Mal, das erste Mal; on occasiongelegentlich; (= if need be)wenn nötig; it does not befit the occasiones ist unpassend für diesen or zu diesem Anlass; to rise to the occasionsich der Lage gewachsen zeigen
(= special time)Ereignis nt; occasions of stateStaatsanlässe pl; on the occasion of his birthdayanlässlich or aus Anlass seines Geburtstages (geh); one’s 21st birthday should be something of an occasionein 21. Geburtstag sollte schon ein besonderes Ereignis sein
(= opportunity)Gelegenheit f, → Möglichkeit f; I never had the occasion to congratulate himes bot sich mir keine Gelegenheit or ich hatte nicht die Möglichkeit, ihm zu gratulieren; I would like to take this occasion to … (form)ich möchte diese Gelegenheit ergreifen, um …
(= reason)Grund m, → Anlass m, → Veranlassung f; should the occasion arisesollte es nötig sein or werden; to give occasion to something (form)zu etw Anlass geben; if you have occasion to …sollten Sie Veranlassung haben, zu …; not an occasion for merrimentkein Grund zur Freude
vt (form)verursachen, Anlass geben zu, zeitigen (geh); to occasion somebody to do somethingjdn dazu veranlassen, etw zu tun

occasion

[əˈkeɪʒn]
1. n
a. (point in time) → occasione f, circostanza
on occasion → di tanto in tanto
on several occasions → in varie occasioni
on that occasion → in quell'occasione, quella volta
b. (special occasion) → occasione f, avvenimento
it was quite an occasion → è stato un avvenimento
music written for the occasion → musica scritta per l'occasione
on the occasion of → in occasione di
to rise to the occasion → mostrarsi all'altezza della situazione
c. (frm) (reason) → motivo, ragione f
there was no occasion for it → non ce n'era motivo
to have occasion to do sth → avere l'occasione di fare qc
if you ever have occasion to be in London → se ti capita di essere a Londra
2. vt (frm) → causare; (remark) → dare origine a

occasion

(əˈkeiʒən) noun
1. a particular time. I've heard him speak on several occasions.
2. a special event. The wedding was a great occasion.
ocˈcasional adjective
happening, done etc now and then. I take an occasional trip to London.
ocˈcasionally adverb
now and then. I occasionally go to the theatre.

occasion

مُنَاسَبَة příležitost lejlighed Gelegenheit περίσταση ocasión tilaisuus occasion prilika occasione 場合 기회 gebeurtenis anledning okazja ocasião случай tillfälle โอกาส fırsat dịp 场合

occasion

n. ocasión, circunstancia, casualidad;
v. causar, ocasionar.
References in classic literature ?
And such lovely weather, I'm so glad of that," added Beth, tidily sorting neck and hair ribbons in her best box, lent for the great occasion.
On another occasion the teacher talked to the chil- dren of Benvenuto Cellini.
It was not like Tom Swift to miss, nor did he on this occasion.
On this occasion she asked me very craftily when grandfather expected to begin planting corn.
She had been properly dressed for the occasion in black tulle and black silk tights.
Washington, who, after uselessly admonishing the European general of the danger into which he was heedlessly running, saved the remnants of the British army, on this occasion, by his decision and courage.
On another occasion, one Whiskey Dick, impelled by a sense of duty, paid a visit to the new house and its fair occupants, in a fashion frankly recounted by him afterwards at the bar of the Tecumseh Saloon.
quoth Uncle Venner, who had taken occasion to shuffle in and out of the shop several times in the course of the day.
And now -- because, beyond my deserts, I was happy enough to find a listener or two on the former occasion -- I again seize the public by the button, and talk of my three years' experience in a Custom-House.
His appearance, therefore, is apt to occasion some little stir at the tea-table of a farmhouse, and the addition of a supernumerary dish of cakes or sweetmeats, or, peradventure, the parade of a silver teapot.
The outbreak," I returned, "will make a tremendous occasion of Thursday night;" and everyone so agreed with me that, in the light of it, we lost all attention for everything else.
Drake looked in, and instructed her on this occasion, for the first time, to lay the table for two persons.