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1. occasion

noun. ['əˈkeɪʒən'] an event that occurs at a critical time.

Synonyms

  • occurrent
  • pass
  • flood tide
  • crisis
  • occurrence
  • head
  • happening
  • landmark
  • straits
  • conjuncture
  • turning point
  • milestone
  • climax
  • juncture
  • natural event
  • reality check

Antonyms

  • appearance
  • beginning
  • ending
  • success

Etymology

  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • occasionem (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Occasion

  • persuasion
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How to spell occasion? Is it occassion? Or occation? Common misspellings are:

  • occassion
  • occation

Example sentences of the word occasion


1. Noun, singular or mass
To make up the difference, three weeks of pay might be due on occasion.

Quotes containing the word occasion


1. We hope that eventually there would be an occasion which I can personally prove that game music can in fact impress many different people and move them.
- Nobuo Uematsu

2. One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
- Thomas Jefferson

3. Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.
- Marcus Aurelius

2. occasion

noun. ['əˈkeɪʒən'] a vaguely specified social event.

Synonyms

  • fundraiser
  • affair
  • photo op
  • photo opportunity
  • ceremonial
  • celebration
  • party
  • ceremonial occasion
  • social event
  • ceremony
  • function
  • observance
  • jubilation
  • sleepover
  • social occasion

Antonyms

  • noncurrent
  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise

Etymology

  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • occasionem (Latin)

3. occasion

verb. ['əˈkeɪʒən'] give occasion to.

Synonyms

  • inspire
  • cause
  • do

Antonyms

  • failing
  • stay
  • running
  • ebbtide

Etymology

  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • occasionem (Latin)

4. occasion

noun. ['əˈkeɪʒən'] reason.

Synonyms

  • reason

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • occasionem (Latin)

5. occasion

noun. ['əˈkeɪʒən'] an opportunity to do something.

Synonyms

  • sales event
  • opportunity
  • sale
  • cut-rate sale

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow
  • decertify

Etymology

  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • occasionem (Latin)

6. occasion

noun. ['əˈkeɪʒən'] the time of a particular event.

Synonyms

  • meal

Antonyms

  • fail
  • appear

Etymology

  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • occasionem (Latin)
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