have occasion to (do something)

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have occasion to (do something)

To have a reason, requirement, or motivation to do something. Now that I work closer to home, I don't have occasion to go to that side of town very often.
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have occasion to do something

(formal) have a reason or need to do something: If you ever have occasion to visit Zurich, you will always be welcome to stay with us.
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When I have occasion to mourn the death of other persons, I will try to absorb the loss in what I have gained from them.
"Having made Webster Hubbell famous, it occured to us that we might have occasion to repeat the favor for other Rose partners, and requested photographs of Mr.