Synonyms of trigger in English:

trigger


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verb

1‘the incident triggered an acrimonious debate’

SYNONYMS
precipitate, prompt, trigger off, set off, spark, spark off, touch off, stimulate, provoke, stir up, fan the flames of
cause, give rise to, lead to, set in motion, occasion, be the cause of, bring about, generate, engender, begin, start, initiate
literary enkindle

2‘burglars triggered the alarm’

SYNONYMS
activate, set off, set going, trip