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Definition:

  1. [verb] put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
    Synonyms: trip, actuate, trigger, activate, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off

  2. [verb] leave; "The family took off for Florida"
    Synonyms: depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set out, take off

  3. [verb] direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"
    Synonyms: bring out

  4. [verb] cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
    Synonyms: explode, detonate, blow up

  5. [verb] make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
    Synonyms: cancel, offset

  6. [verb] set in motion or cause to begin; "The guide set the tour off to a good start"

  7. [verb] provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
    Synonyms: incite, instigate, stir up

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