Synonyms for trigger

Synonyms for (noun) trigger

Synonyms: trigger, induction, initiation

Definition: an act that sets in motion some course of events

Similar words: causation, causing

Definition: the act of causing something to happen

Synonyms: gun trigger, trigger

Definition: lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

Similar words: lever

Definition: a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

Synonyms: trigger

Definition: a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water

Synonyms for (verb) trigger

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

Definition: put in motion or move to act

Usage: trigger a reaction; actuate the circuits

Similar words: initiate, pioneer

Definition: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

Usage: This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants

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