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Synonyms for set off

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  1. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off(verb)

    put in motion or move to act

    "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

    Synonyms:
    jaunt, trip out, start, incite, detonate, offset, get off, motivate, spark, trip up, propel, take off, explode, instigate, trigger off, move, part, trigger, trip, depart, stumble, prompt, turn on, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, bring out, travel, start out, sparkle, set forth, actuate, stir up, cancel, aerate, set out

  2. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off(verb)

    leave

    "The family took off for Florida"

    Synonyms:
    cancel, take leave, start, initiate, offset, exposit, set about, go away, get, start out, explode, spark, get going, range, take time off, split up, lift off, incite, commence, expound, get down, take off, break up, bulge, detonate, lay out, divide, instigate, trigger off, activate, part, vary, array, pull up stakes, trigger, get off the ground, embark on, originate, split, pop out, trip, separate, bulge out, deduct, go, depart, lead off, actuate, diverge, sidetrack, digress, start up, pop, bug out, begin, spark off, touch off, startle, bring out, leave, jump, disunite, blow up, set forth, subtract, break, deviate, protrude, come out, straggle, stir up, take up, quit, set out

  3. bring out, set off(verb)

    direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

    "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"

    Synonyms:
    cancel, start, incite, let on, offset, trip, unwrap, reveal, spark, disclose, release, expose, bring on, unveil, detonate, put out, explode, instigate, trigger off, publish, part, trigger, give away, get out, take off, break, depart, divulge, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, bring out, issue, set forth, uncover, produce, actuate, start out, stir up, discover, introduce, set out, let out

  4. explode, detonate, blow up, set off(verb)

    cause to burst with a violent release of energy

    "We exploded the nuclear bomb"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, puff out, detonate, trip, offset, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, incite, puff up, take off, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, trigger off, activate, part, flip one's lid, combust, trigger, blow one's stack, bring out, break loose, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, lose one's temper, irrupt, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, start, blow up, spark off, instigate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, burst forth, spark, inflate, touch off, aggrandize, depart, start out, set forth, burst, actuate, dramatize, stir up, cancel, set out

  5. cancel, offset, set off(verb)

    make up for

    "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

    Synonyms:
    call off, spark, bring out, set forth, blow up, actuate, strike down, take off, trigger off, spark off, trip, stir up, invalidate, detonate, delete, start, countervail, scratch, touch off, cancel, trigger, set out, depart, scrub, instigate, activate, explode, offset, part, incite, start out

  6. set off(verb)

    set in motion or cause to begin

    "The guide set the tour off to a good start"

    Synonyms:
    bring out, set forth, blow up, actuate, take off, instigate, spark off, trip, trigger off, detonate, part, start, stir up, spark, touch off, cancel, trigger, depart, activate, explode, offset, set out, incite, start out

  7. incite, instigate, set off, stir up(verb)

    provoke or stir up

    "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"

    Synonyms:
    motivate, start, vex, incite, detonate, raise up, bring out, wake, offset, spark, commove, inflame, disturb, propel, shake up, take off, agitate, explode, instigate, trigger off, move, part, trigger, fire up, inspire, trip, prod, egg on, depart, heat, prompt, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, ignite, start out, foment, set forth, actuate, stir up, cancel, set out

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. set off

    Synonyms:
    [Active.] portion off, define the boundaries of

  2. set off

    Synonyms:
    adorn, decorate, embellish, set out

  3. set off

    Synonyms:
    [Neuter.] start, set out

  4. set off

    Synonyms:
    off-set

  5. set off

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) counter-claim

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