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To make something start to exist or happen

catalyze

verb

to cause something to happen, especially in way that involves a lot of change

bring about

to make something happen, especially to cause changes in a situation

trigger

verb

to make something happen

form

verb

to make something exist or develop

invent

verb

to develop a new theory, style, or method that did not exist before

develop

verb

to grow something

inaugurate

verb

to start or introduce something new and important

get/set/start the ball rolling

to make something start happening

make

verb

to create or produce something by working

start off

to make something begin

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