[ US /əˈkeɪʒən/ ]
[ UK /əkˈe‍ɪʒən/ ]
  1. the time of a particular event
    on the occasion of his 60th birthday
  2. an opportunity to do something
    there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill
  3. 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
  4. reason
    there was no occasion for complaint
  5. a vaguely specified social event
    a seemingly endless round of social functions
    the party was quite an affair
    an occasion arranged to honor the president
  1. give occasion to
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How To Use occasion In A Sentence

  • Plans include occasional stops at Central Terminal, which saw its last passenger train in 1979, and special excursions through the region to destinations such as Niagara Falls, Medina, Jamestown and even Cleveland. The Buffalo News: Home
  • But if you want voluminous leaf production during summer, you may want to fertigate it occasionally. Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway
  • I am deeply honoured to be invited to this momentous occasion.
  • The landscape was colored mainly in dark ocher, with occasional areas in malachite green.
  • And why do his eyes occasionally appear to glow red, like those of a replicant? Times, Sunday Times
  • Finding a job should have been an occasion for rejoicing.
  • Chickadees called occasionally, but never titmice.
  • Generally speaking, I tend not to get too bent out of shape by occasional rhetorical howlers.
  • If the Indonesian judiciary really can be influenced by political heavies, this is one occasion when I hope such influence is exerted.
  • He never complained, except when he occasionally slipped on muddy cobblestones.
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