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synonyms for sets off

  • abet
  • agitate
  • arouse
  • encourage
  • exhort
  • foment
  • inflame
  • inspire
  • instigate
  • motivate
  • prompt
  • provoke
  • rouse
  • set off
  • spur
  • trigger
  • urge
  • whip up
  • activate
  • actuate
  • animate
  • coax
  • craze
  • drive
  • excite
  • force
  • forward
  • further
  • goad
  • impel
  • induce
  • influence
  • inspirit
  • persuade
  • prick
  • promote
  • push
  • raise
  • set
  • solicit
  • stimulate
  • taunt
  • egg on
  • fan the fire
  • get to
  • juice
  • key up
  • psych
  • put up to
  • stir up
  • talk into
  • work up
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antonyms for sets off

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  • block
  • calm
  • dampen
  • depress
  • deter
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • lull
  • prevent
  • quiet
  • soothe
  • stop
  • tranquilize
  • cease
  • check
  • deaden
  • delay
  • finish
  • hinder
  • impede
  • repress
  • suppress
  • prohibit
  • disagree
  • tell truth
  • spoil
  • hurt
  • mar
  • injure
  • disfigure
  • harm
  • worsen
  • decrease
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How to use sets off in a sentence

It is then we make him our friend, which sets us above the envy and contempt of wicked men.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
It is a further refinement when the staunch little lover of liberty sets about "easing" the pressure of commands.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Decomposition sets in rapidly, especially in warm weather, and greatly interferes with all the examinations.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
If the amount of a claim is unliquidated the act sets forth the mode of proceeding.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
As there are only three sets of head phones,” 50 grumbled Burd, “one of us is bound to be a step-child.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
No one knows better than we do how much store K. sets on having all these messages addressed to him personally.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
I have engaged to supply six full sets of the above-mentioned materials.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The young people could stare through the windows and see the performers in front of the broadcasting sets.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
The rise of tide is trifling, the flood-tide sets to the North-West, but at a very slow rate.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
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