Synonyms of set off


1. set-back, setoff, offset, structure, construction

usage: structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly


1. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off, initiate, pioneer

usage: put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

2. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off, leave, go forth, go away

usage: leave; "The family took off for Florida"

3. bring out, set off, stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate

usage: direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"

4. explode, detonate, blow up, set off, change integrity

usage: cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"

5. cancel, offset, set off, balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise

usage: make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

6. set off, begin, lead off, start, commence

usage: set in motion or cause to begin; "The guide set the tour off to a good start"

7. incite, instigate, set off, stir up, provoke, stimulate

usage: provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"

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