set off

Definitions of set off
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v direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

“I set off these words by brackets”
Synonyms:
bring out
Types:
pick up
lift out or reflect from a background
foreground, highlight, play up, spotlight
move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
raise
bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
Type of:
accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress
to stress, single out as important

v set in motion or cause to begin

Type of:
begin, commence, lead off, start
set in motion, cause to start

v put in motion or move to act

Synonyms:
activate, actuate, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip
Type of:
initiate, pioneer
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

v provoke or stir up

set off great unrest among the people”
Synonyms:
incite, instigate, stir up
Types:
raise
activate or stir up
Type of:
provoke, stimulate
provide the needed stimulus for

v cause to burst with a violent release of energy

Synonyms:
blow up, detonate, explode
Types:
fulminate
cause to explode violently and with loud noise
dynamite
blow up with dynamite
Type of:
change integrity
change in physical make-up

v make up for

Synonyms:
cancel, offset
Types:
counteract, counterbalance, countervail, neutralize
oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
override
counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
Type of:
balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize
bring into balance or equilibrium

v leave

Synonyms:
depart, part, set forth, set out, start, start out, take off
Types:
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lift off, take off
depart from the ground
roar off
leave
blaze, blaze out
move rapidly and as if blazing
sally forth, sally out
set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
Type of:
go away, go forth, leave
go away from a place

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