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When someone came to ask us for help, it was sacred. We did not even think twice. We helped them, even if we had only meagre means; we offered them arms, a little bit of money, and in occasion, men.
Ahmed Ben Bella

Meaning of "occasion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OCCASION

From Latin occāsiō a falling down, from occidere, from ob- down + cadere to fall.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OCCASION

occasion  [əˈkeɪʒən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OCCASION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Occasion is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb occasion in English.

WHAT DOES OCCASION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Event

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Definition of occasion in the English dictionary

The first definition of occasion in the dictionary is the time of a particular happening or event. Other definition of occasion is a reason or cause ; grounds. Occasion is also an opportunity ; chance.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OCCASION

PRESENT

Present
I occasion
you occasion
he/she/it occasions
we occasion
you occasion
they occasion
Present continuous
I am occasioning
you are occasioning
he/she/it is occasioning
we are occasioning
you are occasioning
they are occasioning
Present perfect
I have occasioned
you have occasioned
he/she/it has occasioned
we have occasioned
you have occasioned
they have occasioned
Present perfect continuous
I have been occasioning
you have been occasioning
he/she/it has been occasioning
we have been occasioning
you have been occasioning
they have been occasioning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I occasioned
you occasioned
he/she/it occasioned
we occasioned
you occasioned
they occasioned
Past continuous
I was occasioning
you were occasioning
he/she/it was occasioning
we were occasioning
you were occasioning
they were occasioning
Past perfect
I had occasioned
you had occasioned
he/she/it had occasioned
we had occasioned
you had occasioned
they had occasioned
Past perfect continuous
I had been occasioning
you had been occasioning
he/she/it had been occasioning
we had been occasioning
you had been occasioning
they had been occasioning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will occasion
you will occasion
he/she/it will occasion
we will occasion
you will occasion
they will occasion
Future continuous
I will be occasioning
you will be occasioning
he/she/it will be occasioning
we will be occasioning
you will be occasioning
they will be occasioning
Future perfect
I will have occasioned
you will have occasioned
he/she/it will have occasioned
we will have occasioned
you will have occasioned
they will have occasioned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been occasioning
you will have been occasioning
he/she/it will have been occasioning
we will have been occasioning
you will have been occasioning
they will have been occasioning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would occasion
you would occasion
he/she/it would occasion
we would occasion
you would occasion
they would occasion
Conditional continuous
I would be occasioning
you would be occasioning
he/she/it would be occasioning
we would be occasioning
you would be occasioning
they would be occasioning
Conditional perfect
I would have occasion
you would have occasion
he/she/it would have occasion
we would have occasion
you would have occasion
they would have occasion
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been occasioning
you would have been occasioning
he/she/it would have been occasioning
we would have been occasioning
you would have been occasioning
they would have been occasioning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you occasion
we let´s occasion
you occasion
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to occasion
Past participle
occasioned
Present Participle
occasioning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OCCASION


abrasion
əˈbreɪʒən
Anglo-Asian
ˌæŋɡləʊˈeɪʒən
corrasion
kəˈreɪʒən
decision
dɪˈsɪʒən
dermabrasion
ˌdɜːməˈbreɪʒən
dissuasion
dɪˈsweɪʒən
division
dɪˈvɪʒən
equation
ɪˈkweɪʒən
erasion
ɪˈreɪʒən
evasion
ɪˈveɪʒən
inequation
ˌɪnɪˈkweɪʒən
invasion
ɪnˈveɪʒən
microdermabrasion
ˌmaɪkrəuˌdɜːməˈbreɪʒən
mispersuasion
ˌmɪspəˈsweɪʒən
overpersuasion
ˌəʊvəpəˈsweɪʒən
persuasion
pəˈsweɪʒən
pervasion
pɜːˈveɪʒən
reinvasion
ˌriːɪnˈveɪʒən
suasion
ˈsweɪʒən
television
ˈtɛlɪˌvɪʒən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OCCASION

occamy
occasional
occasional licence
occasional table
occasionalism
occasionalist
occasionality
occasionally
occasioner
occasions
occident
occidental
Occidentalisation
Occidentalise
Occidentalism
Occidentalist
Occidentalization
Occidentalize
Occidentally
occipita

WORDS THAT END LIKE OCCASION

basion
commission
conversion
discussion
exclusion
expression
extension
fusion
gala occasion
home invasion
mission
nasion
on occasion
passion
pitch invasion
preinvasion
rise to the occasion
sense of occasion
take occasion
tax evasion

Synonyms and antonyms of occasion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OCCASION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «occasion» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of occasion

Translation of «occasion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OCCASION

Find out the translation of occasion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of occasion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «occasion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

场合
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ocasión
570 millions of speakers

English

occasion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इस अवसर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُنَاسَبَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

случай
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ocasião
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপলক্ষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

occasion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesempatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gelegenheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

場合
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기회
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wusana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dịp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விழாவில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रसंगी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fırsat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

occasione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

okazja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

випадок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ocazie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περίσταση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geleentheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tillfälle
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anledning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of occasion

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OCCASION»

The term «occasion» is very widely used and occupies the 4.069 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OCCASION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «occasion» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «occasion» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about occasion

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10 QUOTES WITH «OCCASION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word occasion.
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Julian Baggini
Any celebration meal to which guests are invited, be they family or friends, should be an occasion for generous hospitality.
2
Fredrik Bajer
Today's date, the eighteenth of May, should sometime become an occasion of great international celebration, for on this day ten years ago the first Peace Conference opened at The Hague.
3
Ahmed Ben Bella
When someone came to ask us for help, it was sacred. We did not even think twice. We helped them, even if we had only meagre means; we offered them arms, a little bit of money, and in occasion, men.
4
George Bentham
I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of.
5
Raymond Berry
I appreciate the people there thinking about me, and I look forward to coming back to Paris for that occasion.
6
Joan Blades
I have referred to myself as an accidental activist on more than one occasion.
7
Heston Blumenthal
To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.
8
Henry Bonilla
This issue of border security is not about, about ethnicity. I sit there on occasion with 10 or 12 sheriffs from my district, many of which are Democrats with last names like Reyes, with last names like Herrera and Lucio. And they are crying out for border security as well. So again, this is not an issue about being anti-Mexican.
9
Anne Bronte
Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them; and if such an occasion should never present itself, comfort your mind with this reflection: that, though in single life your joys may not be very many, your sorrows, at least, will not be more than you can bear.
10
Jonathan Brown
Whenever the occasion arose, he rose to the occasion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OCCASION»

Discover the use of occasion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to occasion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Right Words for Any Occasion
With over 250 sample notes for nearly every occasion and dozens of tips, this is the perfect book to help readers express their feelings to friends, relatives, and loved ones. ? A must-have reference for any home ?
Veronica Deisler, Marylou Ambrose, 2008
2
An Occasion for War: Civil Conflict in Lebanon and Damascus ...
Leila Fawaz's pioneering study tells the story of the 1860 civil wars that began in Mount Lebanon and spilled over into Damascus.
Leila Tarazi Fawaz, 1994
3
The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion: 151 Cocktails That ...
A practical guide to alcohol application pairs a wide range of occasions with recommended libations, preparation instructions and recipes, and tips, from toasting special events to sticking to a diet.
Duane Swierczynski, 2003
4
Great Hair: Elegant Styles for Every Occasion
Here are 100 classic, salon-quality styles that any non-professional can handle, all shown with full-color photographs that detail every step, as well as information on essential supplies and basic techniques.
Davis Biton, 2007
5
Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion
The star judge on "Project Runway" offers an accessible and classy illustrated guide to what to wear on any occasion.
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6
A Phrase for Any Occasion
There are so many different sayings in this book that can really help that special someone. It is almost a sure thing that once you start reading it, you will have trouble putting the book down.
Florence Powers, 2007
7
Napkin Folding for Every Occasion
Using simple instructions and the detailed drawings, these small works of art can be formed from either fabric napkins or everyday paper, providing that little something extra that will really set your table apart.
Doris Kuhn, 2005
8
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant ...
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER.
David Foster Wallace, 2009
9
Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida ...
This book responds to this question by focusing on several key moments in German Romanticism and its afterlife in twentieth-century French thought and writing.
Kevin Newmark, 2012
10
Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet
A new translation of Pierre Bayle's first great work, which undermines the influence of "superstition" in political life and laid the groundwork for the separation of church and state.
Pierre Bayle, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OCCASION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term occasion is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dress for the occasion at center's luau in Skillman
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP — The Montgomery Senior Center invites county seniors to break out their best Hawaiian shirts for its luau ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
2
Koeman: A special occasion
Ronald Koeman says it will be a special occasion when Southampton take on Feyenoord at De Kuip on Thursday evening. I personally have a ... «Southampton FC, Jul 15»
3
Morning musings: Can Georgia's receivers rise to the occasion in …
Georgia wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie scores a touchdown on 59-yard punt return during the second half of an NCAA college football game ... «Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Jul 15»
4
Choose your style wisely to make a great first impression, whatever …
No doubt you've bought a new outfit for the big occasion. Start preparing by giving it a thorough test drive at home: sit, stand, stretch, cross your ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
5
Review: A regular night at Tony's is a special occasion
“Is this a special occasion?” asked the hostess when we arrived on a weeknight at Tony's Steakhouse in Symmes Township. “No,” we said, “just ... «Cincinnati.com, Jul 15»
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California Wine of the Week: Flora Springs' special occasion merlot
A lush and supple 2013 merlot from Flora Springs in Napa Valley is rich and satisfying. Presenting a bit like a cabernet sauvignon, the shot of 4 ... «Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jul 15»
7
Student rises to the occasion at camp
HALLS Head woman Renata Azevedo was one of 28 Curtin University students selected to take part in the John Curtin Leadership Academy. «Community Newspaper Group, Jul 15»
8
Chilly Treats for Every Summer Occasion
After splashing in the pool, rooting on your favorite team or playing in the backyard, nothing beats the end of a long summer day like a cool, ... «Wylienews, Jul 15»
9
July 22 – A momentous occasion for Sarawakians
The state government for the first time in 2013 celebrated July 22 in a very momentous occasion. It conducted a re-enactment of the lowering of ... «The Borneo Post, Jul 15»
10
Delectable Rice Recipes for Every Occasion
Rice is truly the most versatile ingredient. Cook up a delicious pulao or make a simple khichdi; it will never fail to satiate you. A staple in many ... «iDiva.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Occasion [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/occasion>. Aug 2019 ».
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