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trigger

Synonyms of trigger in English:

verb

  • 1 the incident triggered an acrimonious debate
    precipitate, prompt, trigger off, set off, spark (off), touch off, stimulate, provoke, stir up, fan the flames of;
    cause, give rise to, lead to, set in motion, occasion, be the cause of, bring about, generate, engender, begin, start, initiate
    literary enkindle
  • 2 burglars triggered the alarm
    activate, set off, set going, trip
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