Synonyms of occasion in English:


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1‘she consulted him on a number of occasions’

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

2‘the perfect venue for a special occasion’

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’

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

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

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


1‘her situation occasioned a good deal of sympathy’

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


    on occasion

    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

    often, frequently