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set off
v. set in motion or cause to begin; "The guide set the tour off to a good start"
set off, bring out
v. direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"
touch off, trigger off, spark off, set off, spark, trip, activate, trigger, actuate
v. put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
take off, set out, set off, set forth, start out, start, part, depart
v. leave; "The family took off for Florida"
set off, offset, cancel
v. make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
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excite, stimulate
v. act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
deepen, heighten, compound, intensify
v. make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
cease, terminate, finish, stop, end
v. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
kill
v. destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
equalise, equate, equalize, match, equal
v. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
neutralise, negate, nullify, neutralize
v. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
regulate, influence, mold, shape, determine
v. shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
underscore, underline
v. draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to
mobilise, call up, rally, mobilize
v. call to arms; of military personnel
impel, propel
v. cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
bring forth, generate
v. bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami"
originate
v. begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta"
raise
v. create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
precipitate
v. bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
hasten, rush, stimulate, induce
v. cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
inspire
v. supply the inspiration for; "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"
incite, prompt, move, propel, actuate, motivate
v. give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
italicise, italicize
v. print in italics
provoke, raise, fire, evoke, kindle, enkindle, elicit, arouse
v. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
shake up, stir, excite, shake, stimulate
v. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
offend, pique
v. cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"
exalt
v. raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
get away, escape
v. remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion; "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"; "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"
draw off, take out, draw, withdraw
v. remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
call back
v. return or repeat a telephone call; "I am busy right now--can you call back in an hour?"; "She left a message but the contractor never called back"
right
v. put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
desert
v. leave behind; "the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"
foment
v. bathe with warm water or medicated lotions; "His legs should be fomented"
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set
v. put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
set
v. put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
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destress, de-emphasise, de-emphasize
v. reduce the emphasis
come, get, arrive
v. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
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