- needs or necessities.
- necessary business matters: to go about one's lawful occasions.
verb (used with object)
Origin of occasion
Synonyms for occasion
Related Words for occasioneddo, breed, prompt, inspire, engender, muster, create, move, influence, effect, induce, elicit, produce, evoke, hatch, originate, provoke, cause, generate, persuade
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Doyle had received news, which occasioned him to retreat for Camden.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
The most afflictive of all separations, is that which is occasioned by death.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
There's the loss of time it has occasioned, the worry, the uncertainty: who is to repay me all that?The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Unimportant as this may seem now, it then occasioned intense excitement.Cleveland Past and Present
The stir in the vessel was occasioned by the preparations to meet this change.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin for occasion
late 14c., "opportunity; grounds for action, state of affairs that makes something else possible; a happening, occurrence," from Old French ochaison, ocasion "cause, reason, excuse, pretext; opportunity" (13c.) or directly from Latin occasionem (nominative occasio) "opportunity, appropriate time," in Late Latin "cause," from occasum, occasus, past participle of occidere "fall down, go down," from ob "down, away" (see ob-) + cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). The notion is of a "falling together," or juncture, of circumstances.
mid-15c., "to bring (something) about," from occasion (n.), or else from Old French occasionner "to cause," from Medieval Latin occasionare, from Latin occasionem (see occasion (n.)). Related: Occasioned; occasioning.
see on occasion; rise to the occasion.