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launch(Initiate), verb activate, begin, embark, found, generate, handsel, inaugurate, induce, institute, introduce, lay the foundations, make active, open, put in motion, set going, set in motion, start, take the first step, take the lead, touch off, trigger, undertake
launch(Project), verb cast, catapult, contorquere, eject, fling, heave, hurl, immittere, impel forward, jaculate, lance, pitch, precipitate, propel, push, send flying, send forth, send headlong, send off, set in motion, shoot, throw, thrust, toss
See also: cast, cause, commence, create, discharge, embark, generate, impel, incite, initiate, inspire, instate, maintain, originate, precipitate, preface, project, send, undertake