Synonyms of trigger


1. gun trigger, trigger, lever

usage: lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

2. trigger, device

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

3. trigger, induction, initiation, causing, causation

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


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. trigger

usage: release or pull the trigger on; "Trigger a gun"

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Definition and meaning of trigger (Dictionary)