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verb [transitive] formal     occasion pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
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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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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