innescare

Parola del giorno | Word of the day

Today's Parola del giorno is the transitive verb, innescare, which means:

  • to trigger

The verb can be used literally in its scientific sense, such as triggering a reaction or an explosion. Or it can be used figuratively, as in triggering someone's anger or triggering a war, as seen in the context below about the Napoleonic Wars (in which parts of Italy were engaged):

"Guerre napoleoniche è il termine usato per definire l'insieme delle guerre combattute nel periodo in cui Napoleone Bonaparte governò la Francia. Furono in parte una estensione dei conflitti innescati* dalla rivoluzione francese e continuarono durante tutto il Primo impero francese...."

"The Napoleonic wars is the term used to definie together with the hard fought wars during the period in which Napoleon Bonaparte governed France. They were in part an extension of the conflicts triggered by the French Revolution and continnued during all of the First French Empire...."