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Definition of occasion verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

occasion

 verb
verb
NAmE//əˈkeɪʒn//
 
(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