Synonyms of trigger in English:

trigger


See definition of trigger

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