Definition of 'catalyst'
Example sentences containing 'catalyst'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This has proved the catalyst for him to step up and out of his comfort zone. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Any good news from these could provide a catalyst for share price movement this year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You then add alcohol and various chemical catalysts to make biodiesel. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This exact idea went on to become the catalyst of an entire music culture called hip hop. The Sun (2009)This will often be a catalyst for change. Christianity Today (2000)Learning to drive proved a catalyst for a relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They must seize this moment and become the catalyst for the new mutation. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)This model will serve as a catalyst for change. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The election might be a catalyst for change of the sort that the junta had not foreseen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His summer holiday provided more than the usual catalyst for change. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Both these initiatives have been a catalyst for culture change throughout the council. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Beauty can inspire hopes and dreams, and can be used as a catalyst for great things. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It may not have been stirring, but it could provide the catalyst for a successful campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Will it prove a catalyst, a precursor to brighter things? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Thus, the guerrillas would prove a catalyst of revolutionary dissolution and the regime would crumble. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)The Jamaica crisis proved the catalyst for recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Chilean is confident that it will prove the catalyst to more success. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For many, losing weight can become the catalyst to improvements in their overall health and self-esteem. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She almost makes her illness sound like a positive thing or, at least, a catalyst for positive things. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Trends of 'catalyst'
In Common Usage. catalyst is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'catalyst'
British English: catalyst NOUN
You can describe a person or thing that causes a change or event to happen as a catalyst.
I very much hope that this case will prove to be a catalyst for change.
Nearby words of 'catalyst'
Definition of catalyst from the Collins English Dictionary
Fed up with the great British weather? Here’s how to afford that dream summer escape
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.