Synonyms of 'trigger'
to set (an action or process) in motionthe incident which triggered the outbreak of the First World War
Who started the fight?
I don't want to cause any trouble.
Cooking with spices produces a wonderful smell.
The minister said the reforms would generate new jobs.
The recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars.
His comments have provoked a shocked reaction.
set off, ,
It set off a storm of speculation.
give rise to,
He was hopeful that his request would elicit a positive response.
set in motion
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in the sense of activate
to make something activevideo cameras that can be activated by computer
in the sense of cause
to be the cause ofI don't want to cause any trouble.
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