Meaning of Déclencher – French Verb

Déclencher means to trigger or initiate.

Examples of déclencher in Every Day Usage

  1. J’ai oublié de déclencher le lave-vaisselle hier soir. (I forgot to start the dishwasher last night.)
  2. Le président a déclenché une polémique avec ses propos controversés. (The president sparked controversy with his controversial statements.)
  3. Le détecteur de fumée a déclenché l’alarme incendie et les pompiers sont venus tout de suite. (The smoke detector triggered the fire alarm and the firefighters came right away.)

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