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Noun occasion has 5 senses
  1. juncture, occasion - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
    --1 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --1 has particulars:
     pass, head, straits; climax, flood tide; conjuncture; crisis; landmark, turning point, watershed; milestone
  2. affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function - a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
    --2 is a kind of social event
    --2 has particulars:
     party; celebration, jubilation; ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance; fundraiser; photo opportunity, photo op; sleepover
  3. occasion - reason; "there was no occasion for complaint"
    --3 is a kind of
    reason, ground
    Derived form: verb occasion1
  4. occasion - the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
    --4 is a kind of
    --4 has particulars: meal
    Derived form: verb occasion1
  5. occasion - an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
    --5 is a kind of
    opportunity, chance
    --5 has particulars: sale, cut-rate sale, sales event
    Derived form: verb occasion1
Verb occasion has 1 sense
  1. occasion - give occasion to
    --1 is one way to
    cause, do, make
    Derived forms: noun occasion5, noun occasion3, noun occasion4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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