Synonyms of set something off in English:

set something off


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phrase

1‘police don't know how the bomb was set off’

SYNONYMS

detonate, explode, blow up, touch off, trigger

ignite, light

ANTONYMS

defuse

2‘the announcement set off a wave of protest’

SYNONYMS

give rise to, cause, lead to, set in motion, occasion, bring about, bring on, begin, start, initiate, precipitate, prompt, trigger, trigger off, spark, spark off, touch off, provoke, incite, stimulate

formal commence

ANTONYMS

bring to an end

3‘a velvet dress in a deep royal blue which set off her auburn hair’

SYNONYMS

enhance, bring out, emphasize, show off, throw into relief, point up

complement

heighten, intensify, increase

ANTONYMS

clash with