Synonyms for occasion

Synonyms for (noun) occasion

Synonyms: occasion, juncture

Definition: an event that occurs at a critical time

Usage: at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave; it was needed only on special occasions

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: social function, social occasion, occasion, affair, function

Definition: a vaguely specified social event

Usage: the party was quite an affair; an occasion arranged to honor the president; a seemingly endless round of social functions

Similar words: social event

Definition: an event characteristic of persons forming groups


Synonyms: occasion

Definition: reason

Usage: there was no occasion for complaint

Similar words: reason, ground

Definition: a rational motive for a belief or action

Usage: the reason that war was declared; the grounds for their declaration


Synonyms: occasion

Definition: an opportunity to do something

Usage: there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill

Similar words: chance, opportunity

Definition: a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

Usage: the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington; now is your chance


Synonyms: occasion

Definition: the time of a particular event

Usage: on the occasion of his 60th birthday

Similar words: time

Definition: a suitable moment

Usage: it is time to go

Synonyms for (verb) occasion

Synonyms: occasion

Definition: give occasion to

Similar words: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident