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Synonyms for trigger
ˈtrɪg ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gun trigger, trigger(noun)

    lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

    Synonyms:
    induction, gun trigger, initiation

  2. trigger(noun)

    a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen

    Synonyms:
    induction, gun trigger, initiation

  3. trigger, induction, initiation(verb)

    an act that sets in motion some course of events

    Synonyms:
    elicitation, foundation, induction, evocation, introduction, generalization, creation, installation, generalisation, inductive reasoning, knowledgeability, institution, inductance, founding, gun trigger, initiation, instauration, knowledgeableness, origination, innovation

  4. 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, trip, depart, set off, 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

  5. trigger(verb)

    release or pull the trigger on

    "Trigger a gun"

    Synonyms:
    set off, touch off, actuate, trigger off, spark, trip, spark off, activate

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How to use trigger in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Paul Chaplin:

    There are pre-interim analyses that have been agreed with the FDA (U.S. Food and Drugs Administration). That could, of course, trigger earlier data, but we're not really guiding when they will occur.

  2. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    If Secretary Clinton goes along with President Obama's efforts to appease Iran, it will make our enemies stronger, endanger our ally Israel and trigger a nuclear arms race in the Middle East that will destabilize the region.

  3. Evercore ISI:

    It would be a major positive trigger for the stock if VW quantified the total potential cost of the diesel affair.

  4. Andrew Knapp:

    At the core, we argued that people of ordinary intelligence couldn't understand what kinds of crimes could trigger removal, vague laws lend themselves to arbitrary enforcement, which can be used in a discriminatory way.

  5. Rico Abreu:

    I just tried to stay as patient as I could, i don't know how hard he was racing, but when the time was right I pulled the trigger and gave him a slide job and was waiting for him to slide me back. We dragged raced each other into three and I came out with the lead.

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