- needs or necessities.
- necessary business matters: to go about one's lawful occasions.
verb (used with object)
Origin of occasion
Related formspre·oc·ca·sioned, adjective
Examples from the Web for occasioned
Remember what Romney was asked that occasioned his infamous comments?
My obituary for Andrew Breitbart has occasioned a lot of comment.
This was occasioned by the muzzles being pointed downwards into the ditch, which gave the report an unusual and appalling effect.Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade|William Surtees
One is my dedication for my essays; it was occasioned by that delicious article in the Spectator.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Some delay in their arrival home was occasioned by an untoward incident even before they finally left London.The Story of the Cambrian|C. P. Gasquoine
For, be it known, it was this avanc that had occasioned the flood.Welsh Folk-Lore|Elias Owen
An instance of mischievous credulity, occasioned by consulting this impostor, once fell under the re-130-view of the Author.A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis|Patrick Colquhoun
British Dictionary definitions for occasioned
Word Origin for occasion
Idioms and Phrases with occasioned
see on occasion; rise to the occasion.