occasion

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1 occasion ˈkeɪʒən/ noun
plural occasions
1 occasion
ˈkeɪʒən/
noun
plural occasions
Learner's definition of OCCASION
[count] : a special event or time
[count] somewhat formal : a particular time when something happens
often used after on
somewhat formal : a chance or opportunity : a situation that allows something to happen usually followed by to + verb
[noncount]
[singular]
[singular] somewhat formal : a reason to do something often + for

on occasion

: sometimes but not often : from time to time

rise to the occasion

see 1rise
2 occasion ˈkeɪʒən/ verb
occasions; occasioned; occasioning
2 occasion
ˈkeɪʒən/
verb
occasions; occasioned; occasioning
Learner's definition of OCCASION
[+ object] formal
: to cause (something)
often used as (be) occasioned
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