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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. Joseph Simonetti:

    Studies have consistently shown that children living in homes with safely-stored firearms are less likely to be shot, and safe firearm storage is widely recommended by gun rights organizations and public health officials, trigger locks and gun lockboxes can be purchased for less than $10 online, and in common stores.

  2. Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock:

    Our analysis shows that humor patterns trigger functional, ‘healthy’ group behaviors during the team interaction process.

  3. Ronald Higgs:

    He stuck that shotgun right here under my chin with his finger on the trigger, i said if you're going to effing kill Ronald Higgs you better do it now or I'm going to take this away from you and beat you to death with it.

  4. Claire Mysko:

    We're not making a causal relationship in that BMI tests cause eating disorders because these are very, very complex illnesses ... but these tests can be trigger moments, so if someone is vulnerable and in a vulnerable place (and is) being weighed at school or being measured in whatever way ... these are things that can be very triggering for those who are at risk.

  5. 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.


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