American English

Definition of occasion verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they occasion
he / she / it occasions
past simple occasioned
-ing form occasioning
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to cause something occasion something The flight delay was occasioned by the need for a further security check. The injury was believed to have occasioned his death. occasion somebody something The decision occasioned us much anxiety.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: occasion