Synonyms of occasion in English:

occasion


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See Spanish definition of ocasión

noun

1‘she consulted him on a number of occasions’

SYNONYMS
instance, time, moment, juncture, point
event, happening, occurrence, affair, incident, episode, experience, situation, case, circumstance

2‘the perfect venue for a special occasion’

SYNONYMS
social event, event, affair, function, celebration, party, ceremony, get-together, gathering
informal do, bash
British informal rave-up, thrash, knees-up, jolly, beanfeast, bunfight, beano, lig

3‘I doubt if the occasion will arise’

SYNONYMS
opportunity, opportune time, suitable time, right moment, chance, opening, window

4‘it's the first time I've had occasion to complain’

SYNONYMS
reason, cause, call, grounds, justification, need, necessity, requirement, excuse, pretext, stimulus, inducement, provocation, motive

verb

1‘her situation occasioned a good deal of sympathy’

SYNONYMS
cause, give rise to, bring about, result in, lead to, prompt, provoke, evoke, elicit, call forth, produce, create, arouse, make, make for, generate, engender, originate, effect, bring on, induce, precipitate, stir up, inspire, spark off, trigger, breed
literary beget
rare effectuate

Phrases

    on occasion


    SYNONYMS
    occasionally, sometimes, from time to time, now and then, every now and then, now and again, every now and again, at times, every so often, once in a while, every once in a while, on occasions, on the odd occasion, periodically, at intervals, irregularly, sporadically, spasmodically, infrequently, intermittently, on and off, off and on
    archaic ever and anon
    ANTONYMS

    often, frequently