Synonyms for opportunity
chance, occasion, suitable circumstance, juncture, opening, excuse,
happening, contingency, event, befalling, probability, fitness,
fortuity, good fortune, luck, hap*, fair go*, break*, even break*, shot*; see also possibility 2.
A suitable time
occasion, moment, time and tide; see timeliness.
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opportunity occasion opening chance break
These nouns refer to a favorable or advantageous circumstance or combination of circumstances. Opportunity is an auspicious state of affairs or a suitable time: “If you prepare yourself . . . you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader experience when it appears” (Eleanor Roosevelt).
Occasion suggests the proper time for action: an auspicious occasion; an occasion for celebration.
An opening is an opportunity affording a good possibility of success: waited patiently for her opening, then exposed the report's inconsistency.
Chance often implies an opportunity that arises through luck or accident: a chance for us to chat; no chance of losing.
A break is an often sudden piece of luck, especially good luck: got his first big break in Hollywood.
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