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To make something start to exist or happen - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

formal 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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account for

to be the reason why something exists or happens

be a recipe for something

to make it extremely likely that something will happen

be at the bottom of something

to be the true cause of something

be at the centre of something

to be the main subject or cause of something

beget

verb

formal to cause something to happen or be created

begin

verb

to make an activity or process start or exist

breed

verb

sometimes used for saying that something good develops

bring

verb

to be the cause of a state, situation, or feeling

bring something into play

to make something start to have an effect

build

verb

to develop something

commence

verb

formal to begin, or to begin something

compose

verb

formal to form something

conjure up

to create or achieve something difficult or unexpected, as if by magic

contrive

verb

formal to make something happen, especially by using clever or dishonest methods

create

verb

to make something new or original that did not exist before

create

verb

to cause a situation, feeling, or problem to exist

develop

verb

to successfully create and use a new product or method

down to

British used for saying that something is caused by something else

effect

verb

formal to make something happen

erect

verb

formal to create a system or theory

establish

verb

to make something start to exist or start to happen

evolve

verb

to develop something gradually

expedite

verb

formal to make something happen quickly or easily

fashion

verb

formal to make something, often using a lot of skill or care

force

verb

to make something happen

form

verb

to make something start to exist or develop

form

verb

to influence the development of something

generate

verb

to create jobs or work

give birth to something

to make something important start to exist

guarantee

verb

to make it certain that something will happen or exist

hasten

verb

to make something happen sooner or more quickly

have

verb

to make something happen

improvise

verb

to make something from whatever is available, although it is not what you normally use

induce

verb

to cause something, especially a mental or physical change

initiate

verb

formal to make something start

instigate

verb

formal to make something start, especially an official process

institute

verb

formal to start something such as a system or an official process

introduce

verb

to bring something into existence or use for the first time

introduce

verb

to start to use a new system, process, or law for the first time

justify

verb

to be a good reason for something

kick off

informal to begin, or to begin something

launch

verb

to start a major activity such as a military attack, a public investigation, or a new career or project

lead to

to begin a process that causes something to happen

lie at the root of something

to be the cause of something

magic up

British to make someone or something appear very quickly and easily

make

verb

to cause something to be formed by breaking, cutting, or tearing an object or by pushing one object into or through another

mean

verb

to make something necessary, or to make it happen

mediate

verb

formal to influence or cause a process or event

occasion

verb

formal to cause something

originate

verb

to create or start something

phase

verb

to make something happen gradually

present

verb

to cause something such as a problem, threat, or opportunity

produce

verb

used about things that are made by a natural process

produce

verb

to cause something to happen

prompt

verb

mainly journalism to cause something to happen or be done

propel

verb

to cause someone to do a particular thing or to cause something to happen

provide

verb

to cause something to exist or be available

put on

to cause something to affect someone or something

scare up

to make something using the few things that are available

send

verb

to make something happen

set

verb

to make something happen, or to make someone do something

set off

to cause something to operate, especially by accident

set off

to cause a situation or a series of events to happen, especially without intending to

set something in motion

to make a series of events or a process start happening

set something in train

to make something start to happen, especially something important or something that will affect a lot of people

set the wheels in motion

to do some of the things that will make a process start

set up

to make something start to happen

sow/plant the seeds of something

to do something that makes a process or feeling start to develop

spawn

verb

if one thing spawns something else, it creates it

spin off

to create something new based on something else that already exists

spur

verb

to cause something to happen

start

verb

to cause something, or to be the first person to do something

stimulate

verb

to encourage something to happen, develop, or improve

sustain

verb

to provide the conditions in which something can happen or exist

usher in

to make an activity or process begin

warrant

verb

to make an action seem reasonable or necessary

will

verb

to make something happen by wishing for it very strongly

work up

to develop something

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