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verb [transitive] formal American English pronunciation: occasion /əˈkeɪʒ(ə)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyoccasion
he/she/itoccasions
present participleoccasioning
past tenseoccasioned
past participleoccasioned
  1. to cause something

    These were problems occasioned by the change of economic policy.

    occasion someone something:

    Their rude attitude occasioned him much distress.

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