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oc·ca·sion

occasion

 
 
pronunciation:
keI zhn
phrases:
on occasion
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an event or the time at which it happens.
It was a sad occasion when their dog died.He has been late on several occasions.
synonyms:
affair, episode, event, happening, incident, occurrence, time
similar words:
case, experience, instance
definition 2: a special event; celebration.
You should wear something special for such a fancy occasion.Their wedding was the most talked-about occasion of the summer.
synonyms:
celebration
similar words:
affair, function, party
definition 3: a moment that is the right time, or probably the right time, to do something.
This is an occasion to reflect on what we could have done better.
synonyms:
change, opportunity
similar words:
circumstance, point, season, situation, time
phrase: on occasion
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