Dictionary Results for set_off

1. set_off - verb

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

Synonym(s): trip, actuate, trigger, activate, spark_off, spark, trigger_off, touch_off

Hypernym(s): initiate, pioneer

2. set_off - verb

· leave; "The family took off for Florida"

Synonym(s): depart, part, start, start_out, set_forth, set_out, take_off

Hypernym(s): leave, go_forth, go_away

3. set_off - verb

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

Synonym(s): bring_out

Hypernym(s): stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate

4. set_off - verb

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

Synonym(s): explode, detonate, blow_up

Hypernym(s): change_integrity

5. set_off - verb

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

Synonym(s): cancel, offset

Hypernym(s): balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise

6. set_off - verb

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

Hypernym(s): begin, lead_off, start, commence

7. set_off - verb

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

Synonym(s): incite, instigate, stir_up

Hypernym(s): provoke, stimulate

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