Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun occasion

5 senses of occasion

Sense 1
juncture, occasion -- (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, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 2
affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function -- (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)

Sense 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")

Sense 4
occasion -- (the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday")
       => time -- (a suitable moment; "it is time to go")

Sense 5
occasion -- (an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill")
       => opportunity, chance -- (a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb occasion

1 sense of occasion

Sense 1
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")

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