Synonyms of occasion in English:

occasion


See definition of occasion

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