Occasion Oc*ca"sion ([o^]k*k[=a]"zh[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Occasioned} ([o^]k*k[=a]"zh[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Occasioning}.] [Cf. F. occasionner.] To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety. --South. [1913 Webster]

If we inquire what it is that occasions men to make several combinations of simple ideas into distinct modes. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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