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(noun, verb)


There are 6 meanings of the word Occasion.

How to pronounce occasion:


Occasion - as a noun

An event that occurs at a critical time

Example: "At such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"

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happening17natural eventoccurrence16occurrent13
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

A formal or official social gathering or ceremony of people

Example: "The party was quite an affair"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
affair12function13social functionsocial occasion
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
social event
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

A rational motive for a belief or action

Example: "The reason that war was declared"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
rational motive
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

The time of a particular event

Example: "On the occasion of his 60th birthday"

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An opportunity to do something

Example: "There was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"

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Occasion - as a verb

Give occasion to

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Example Sentences

"She dressed up for the special occasion."
"I bought a gift for the occasion."
"It's a rare occasion to see him angry."
"We celebrated the occasion with champagne."
"This is an important occasion for us."
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Word Game Points

Is OCCASION a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, occasion is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

OCCASION has a SCRABBLE points total of 12.

Is OCCASION a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, occasion is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
OCCASION has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is OCCASION a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, occasion is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
OCCASION has a WORDFEUD points total of 14.

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