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English noun: occasion

1. occasion (event) an event that occurs at a critical time


SamplesAt such junctures he always had an impulse to leave.
It was needed only on special occasions.


Synonymsjuncture


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)climax, conjuncture, crisis, flood tide, head, landmark, milestone, pass, reality check, straits, turning point, watershed

2. occasion (event) a vaguely specified social event


SamplesThe party was quite an affair.
An occasion arranged to honor the president.
A seemingly endless round of social functions.


Synonymsaffair, function, social function, social occasion


Broader (hypernym)social event


Narrower (hyponym)celebration, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, fundraiser, jubilation, observance, party, photo op, photo opportunity, sleepover

3. occasion (motive) reason


SamplesThere was no occasion for complaint.


Broader (hypernym)ground, reason

4. occasion (time) the time of a particular event


SamplesOn the occasion of his 60th birthday.


Broader (hypernym)time


Narrower (hyponym)meal

5. occasion (state) an opportunity to do something


SamplesThere was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill.


Broader (hypernym)chance, opportunity


Narrower (hyponym)cut-rate sale, sale, sales event


English verb: occasion

1. occasion (creation) give occasion to


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Narrower (hyponym)inspire









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