occasion

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 [əˈkeɪʒən]


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occasion

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. this is (not) an occasion to celebrate
  2. this is (not) an occasion for celebration
  3. celebrate the occasion
  4. what's the (special) occasion?
  5. don't need an occasion to [celebrate, go out, open a bottle of wine]
  6. would be a good occasion to [check, ask, meet, speak]
  7. on the [first] occasion
  8. it is a rare occasion that I [eat, go, do]
  9. yes, but only on special occasions
  10. dress [appropriately, smartly, elegantly] for the occasion
  11. was (not) dressed for the occasion
  12. a [dress, wine] perfect for any occasion
  13. the [ceremony, party, grand opening] was quite an occasion
  14. the occasion of your [birth, graduation]
  15. [mentioned, seen, brought up] on several occasions
v
  1. occasioned [a response, a warm welcome, hostility]
  2. his [actions, behavior, deeds] occasioned [a response]
  3. occasioned her [grief, hardships, disappointments]
  4. his [death, insolence, job loss] occasioned her [grief]
  5. [sadness, sorrow, grief] was occasioned by his [death, passing]
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