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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. Jonathan Silverberg:

    I tell patients that stress is not causing their skin disease; certainly there’s some underlying predisposition to begin with, but once those risk factors are there, stress can certainly be a trigger.

  2. Kristina Young:

    To the person who pulled the trigger, I want to say it's just senseless. It just needs to stop. I now have a 1-year-old grandson that has no mother.

  3. Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin:

    We certainly believe there was more than one person who was involved in this last night. Obviously only one person pulled the trigger but there was more than one person.

  4. Herb Greenberg:

    This has been one of those battle ground stocks and investors have had a variety of swings at it with both the longs and the short having been able to make money on it depending on when they pulled the trigger.

  5. Robert Kelner:

    A threshold question is whether there's agency for a foreign government or a foreign political party, you can have activity by a US non-profit that involves Robert Kelner elections or foreign elections but it's not necessarily on behalf of a foreign principal, but if you do have evidence of agency, generally speaking, it is likely to trigger the statute.


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