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    Wordnet English Dictionary

    noun
    an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
    a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
    reason; "there was no occasion for complaint"
    the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
    an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
    verb
    give occasion to

    Wordnet English Thesaurus

    noun
    celebration, function, affair, party
    reason, cause, excuse, justification, grounds
    event, occurrence, incident, time, instance, chance, case, opportunity
    verb
    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, beget, effectuate

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