Only in hard-line East Germany did change come from outside and below, catalyzed by grassroots protests.
But they do hope the film has catalyzed the children to get an education.
Indeed that may have catalyzed action this week vs. next month, or next year.
At the top of the wall were ultraviolent “impact players,” often armed, who catalyzed violence.
catalyze cat·a·lyze (kāt'l-īz')
v. cat·a·lyzed, cat·a·lyz·ing, cat·a·lyz·es
To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction by catalysis.