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English definition of “occasion”

occasion

verb [T]     /əˈkeɪ.ʒən/ formal
to cause something: Her refusal occasioned a lot of trouble . [+ two objects] The case occasioned the authorities a lot of worry /The authorities were occasioned a lot of worry by the case .Causing things to happen
(Definition of occasion verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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