Definitions and translations for "occasion"

Definition of occasion

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Noun
1. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance.
2. The time when something happens.
At this point, she seized the occasion to make her own observation.
3. An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason.
I had no occasion to feel offended, however.
4. Something which causes something else; a cause.
5. An occurrence or incident.
6. A particular happening; an instance or time when something occurred.
I could think of two separate occasions when she had deliberately lied to me.
7. Need; requirement, necessity.
I have no occasion for firearms.
8. A special event or function.
Having people round for dinner was always quite an occasion at our house.
9. A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
Verb
10. To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.
It is seen that the mental changes are occasioned by a change of polarity
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English - English - occasion

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n. opportunity; occurrence, event; incident; reason, cause, justification; need for something; necessity to do something
v. make occasion for; cause, incite; bring to pass
n. occasion, opportunity; occurrence, event, incident

English - Spanish - occasion

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s. ocasión, acontecimiento, coyuntura
v. ocasionar, ameritar, dar lugar a, irrogar, necesitar

English - French - occasion

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n. occasion; motif; cas; sujet; cause, raison, opportunité; justification, événement, occurence
v. occasionner; provoquer, infliger

English - German - occasion

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n. Gelegenheit; Ereignis; Vorfall; Grund, Anlass
v. verursachen; mit sich bringen; veranlassen

English - Indonesian - occasion

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n. peristiwa, kejadian, kesempatan, alasan
v. menyebabkan, mendatangkan

English - Italian - occasion

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s. occasione, circostanza; momento; evento; avvenimento; motivo, ragione, causa; causa immediata, pretesto, spunto; bisogno, necessità
v. provocare, causare, dare occasione a

English - Polish - occasion

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n. sposobność, okazja, możność, zdarzenie, powód, przyczyna, okoliczność
v. powodować, spowodować, wywołać, sprawiać, wzbudzać, prowokować, spowodowywać, wywoływać, sprawić, wzbudzić

English - Portuguese - occasion

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s. ocasião, chance, oportunidade; evento, acontecimento; caso; razão
v. ocasionar; produzir; causar; mover; excitar

English - Romanian - occasion

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n. ocazie, prilej, moment potrivit, motiv, pretext, treabă: treburi, treabă, ocupaţie: ocupaţii
v. pricinui, cauza, prilejui

English - Russian - occasion

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с. случай, оказия, основание, событие, благоприятный случай, причина, повод, обстоятельство
г. вызывать, служить поводом, давать повод, причинять

English - Turkish - occasion

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i. ortam, mahal, özel durum, durum, fırsat, neden, sebep, uygun zaman, sıra

English - Ukrainian - occasion

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n. випадок, нагода, оказія, можливість, нагода: сприятлива нагода, подія, привід, причина, підстава, справа, приключка
v. спричиняти, причина: бути причиною, привід: давати привід

French - English - occasion

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(f) n. chance, occasion, opportunity; scope, bargain, opening

German - English - occasion

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n. opportunity; occurrence, event; incident; reason, cause, justification; need for something; necessity to do something

English - Dutch - occasion

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zn. gelegenheid, keer, maal, aanleiding, reden, grond, omstandigheid, gebeurtenis, geval, voorval
ww. veroorzaken, aanleiding geven tot

English - Greek - occasion

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ουσ. ευκαιρία, περίπτωση, περίσταση, αιτία, ανάγκη
ρήμ. προξενώ

French - Spanish - occasion

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1. (général) ocasión (f); oportunidad (f)
2. (excuser) ocasión (f); motivo (m); causa (f)
3. (achats) ocasión (f); compra de segunda mano 4. (opportunité) ocasión (f); oportunidad (f)

French - German - occasion

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n. gelegenheit, chance, möglichkeit, anlass, gelegenheitskauf

French - Italian - occasion

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1. (général) occasione (f); opportunità (f)
2. (excuser) motivo (m); ragione (f); causa (f)
3. (achats) occasione (f) 4. (opportunité) occasione (f); opportunità (f)

French - Portuguese - occasion

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1. (général) ocasião (f); altura (f); oportunidade (f)
2. (excuser) motivo (m); causa (f); razão (f)
3. (achats) compra de segunda mão 4. (opportunité) chance (f); oportunidade (f)

French - Russian - occasion

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n. случай (f), случайность (f), оказия (f), обстоятельство (f), возможность (f)

French - Turkish - occasion

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[la] fırsat, vesile; etken, âmil; elden düşme mal; kelepir (mal)

German - Turkish - occasion

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firsat, münasebet, vesile, özel olay, önemli gün, neden, uygun zaman, sira, durum, hal, gerek, lüzum, ihtiyaç, icap

Dutch - French - occasion

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(boodschappen) occasion (f)

French - Dutch - occasion

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1. (général) gelegenheid (f)
2. (excuser) aanleiding (f); beweegreden (m/f); motief (n); beweeggrond (m)
3. (achats) occasion (m) 4. (opportunité) kans (m/f); gelegenheid (f)

English - Arabic - occasion

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‏فرصة، مناسبة، إحتفال، حادثة، داع‏
‏حدث، سبب‏

English - Chinese - occasion

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(名) 场合, 机会, 时机
(动) 致使, 引起, 惹起

English - Chinese - occasion

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(名) 場合, 機會, 時機
(動) 致使, 引起, 惹起

English - Hindi - occasion

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n. मौक़ा, अवसर, सूरत, इत्तफ़ाक़, संयोग, ठौर, हालत, स्थिति, अवस्था, वाक़या, घटना

English - Japanese - occasion

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(名) 機会; 行事; 出来事; 理由, 原因; 必需品; 必要性
(動) 引き起こす; 起こさせる

English - Korean - occasion

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명. 때, 기회; 사건, 용건; 이유, 원인, 계기
동. 생기게 하다, ...에게 ...시키다

English - Vietnamese - occasion

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n. nguyên nhân, lý do, duyên cớ, cơ hội, dịp may, duyên cớ ngẩu nhiên, công việc, bận việc, thời cơ, làm nguyên nhân
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Verb forms for occasion
Present participle: occasioning
Present: occasion (3.person: occasions)
Past: occasioned
Future: will occasion
Present conditional: would occasion
Present Perfect: have occasioned (3.person: has occasioned)
Past Perfect: had occasioned
Future Perfect: will have occasioned
Past conditional: would have occasioned