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occasion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of occasion

  1. 1 a particular point at which an event takes place on that occasion, I didn't actually meet your father Synonyms of occasion moment, time Words Related to occasion flash, instant, jiffy, minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, wink; bit, space, spell, stretch, while

  2. 2 a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place the substitute violinist rose to the occasion and performed the piece beautifully Synonyms of occasion break, chance, opportunity, opening, room, shotWords Related to occasion play, way; juncture, pass

  3. 3 someone or something responsible for a result the missing money proved to be the occasion of much strife between the two brothers Synonyms of occasion antecedent, causality, causation, cause, reasonWords Related to occasion consideration, determinant, factor; alpha and omega, be-all and end-all; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, springNear Antonyms of occasion ramification; denouement (also dénouement), repercussion; conclusion, end; by-product, side effect (also side reaction)Antonyms of occasion aftereffect, aftermath, consequence, corollary, development, effect, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot

  4. 4 something that happens weddings are generally happy occasions Synonyms of occasion affair, circumstance, episode, hap, happening, incident, event, occurrence, thingWords Related to occasion coincidence, co-occurrence, fluke, freak; landmark, milepost, milestone, page, phenomenon, turning point; adventure, experience, time; happenchance, happenstance; accident, crisis, emergency, juncture; achievement, deed, exploit, feat; news, tidings


occasion

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of occasion

  1. to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) the announcement concerning the change in scheduling occasioned much confusion Synonyms of occasion beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, invoke, make, effect, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yieldWords Related to occasion conduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn outNear Antonyms of occasion impede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [slang], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench



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