take the occasion (to do something)

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take the occasion (to do something)

To capitalize on or make practical and worthwhile use of a particular event, situation, happening, or opportunity in order to accomplish something. While I have everyone here, I just wanted to take the occasion to thank you all for your support on this journey—it's been truly humbling, from beginning to end. I know you're discouraged about having to look for a new job, but take the occasion to consider different areas of work that you might be interested in.
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take the occasion

To make use of the opportunity (to do something).
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Taking the occasion to stress over the signifi-cance of Urdu as a global language he stated how before the initiation of project CPEC only two univer-sities in China taught Urdu as a subject.
Manners is taking the occasion seriously and is on a special diet in preparation for the race.