Part of speech: verb

To bring about; cause.

Part of speech: noun

An occurrence; opportunity for some action; a condition; need; exigency.

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Usage examples "occasion":

  1. It was on this occasion that Mrs. Hibbert told me a very remarkable story. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
  2. No, there is no occasion for that. - "When London Burned", G. A. Henty.
  3. I need hardly say that such a shot is one of the most difficult the golfer will ever have occasion to attempt. - "The Complete Golfer [1905]", Harry Vardon.