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occasion,

n peripheral condition involved at the inception of the illness. See also precipitating factor, biopathography, etiology, and pathogenesis.
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Thanks for rising to the occasion and becoming mayor of the nation.
Palsied, thin, and frail-looking, he outdid himself regularly by rising to the occasion, whatever it was, speech or interview.
The well-being of the city depends on one of them rising to the occasion.