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Synonyms for fire
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fire(noun)

    the event of something burning (often destructive)

    "they lost everything in the fire"

    Synonyms:
    fervidness, fervour, ardor, attack, blast, flaming, flak, fervor, firing, fervency, flack, ardour, flame

    Antonyms:
    hire, engage, employ

  2. fire, firing(noun)

    the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

    "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, fervor, ignition, firing, fervency, lighting, firing off, dismission, inflammation, sack, attack, discharge, release, ardour, sacking, liberation, fervour, flame, fervidness, ardor, kindling, flaming, flak, flack, blast

    Antonyms:
    employ, hire, engage

  3. fire, flame, flaming(noun)

    the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

    "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

    Synonyms:
    fervidness, fervour, ardor, attack, blast, flaming, flak, fervor, firing, fervency, flack, ardour, flame

    Antonyms:
    engage, hire, employ

  4. fire(noun)

    a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning

    "they sat by the fire and talked"

    Synonyms:
    fervidness, fervour, ardor, attack, blast, flaming, flak, fervor, firing, fervency, flack, ardour, flame

    Antonyms:
    hire, employ, engage

  5. fire(noun)

    once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

    Synonyms:
    fervidness, fervour, ardor, attack, blast, flaming, flak, fervor, firing, fervency, flack, ardour, flame

    Antonyms:
    hire, engage, employ

  6. ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fire, fervidness(noun)

    feelings of great warmth and intensity

    "he spoke with great ardor"

    Synonyms:
    fervor, firing, fervency, flaming, flack, inflammation, zeal, excitement, excitation, fervour, flame, blast, fervidness, ardor, elan, flak, attack, ardour

    Antonyms:
    hire, engage, employ

  7. fire(noun)

    fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking

    "put the kettle on the fire"; "barbecue over an open fire"

    Synonyms:
    fervidness, fervour, ardor, attack, blast, flaming, flak, fervor, firing, fervency, flack, ardour, flame

    Antonyms:
    hire, employ, engage

  8. fire(noun)

    a severe trial

    "he went through fire and damnation"

    Synonyms:
    fervidness, fervour, ardor, attack, blast, flaming, flak, fervor, firing, fervency, flack, ardour, flame

    Antonyms:
    engage, hire, employ

  9. fire, attack, flak, flack, blast(verb)

    intense adverse criticism

    "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"

    Synonyms:
    ardour, antiaircraft gun, flaming, fervour, ardor, flak, tone-beginning, antiaircraft, onslaught, attempt, blow, fervidness, flak catcher, bam, onset, flack catcher, flack, clap, flame, ack-ack gun, eruption, attack, gust, ack-ack, approach, firing, onrush, fervency, blast, bang, fervor, pom-pom, plan of attack, good time

    Antonyms:
    hire, employ, engage

  10. open fire, fire(verb)

    start firing a weapon

    Synonyms:
    send away, kindle, raise, fuel, provoke, burn down, burn, open fire, sack, terminate, discharge, give the sack, force out, enkindle, dismiss, displace, can, evoke, elicit, give notice, go off, give the axe, arouse

    Antonyms:
    hire, employ, engage

  11. fire, discharge(verb)

    cause to go off

    "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"

    Synonyms:
    unload, exhaust, kindle, dispatch, complete, expel, go off, give the axe, burn, assoil, can, provoke, drop off, empty, enkindle, give the sack, sack, set down, elicit, fuel, arouse, give notice, open fire, displace, exculpate, dismiss, release, raise, clear, put down, acquit, burn down, drop, discharge, evoke, exonerate, free, force out, eject, terminate, muster out, send away

    Antonyms:
    hire, engage, employ

  12. fire(verb)

    bake in a kiln so as to harden

    "fire pottery"

    Synonyms:
    send away, kindle, raise, fuel, provoke, burn down, burn, open fire, sack, terminate, discharge, give the sack, force out, enkindle, dismiss, displace, can, evoke, elicit, give notice, go off, give the axe, arouse

    Antonyms:
    engage, hire, employ

  13. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate(verb)

    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, kindle, notify, depose, advise, gouge, go off, give the axe, burn, tin, can, apprize, rout out, plunder, enkindle, give the sack, put up, sack, end, give the bounce, evict, elicit, discount, finish, move, stop, arouse, drive out, crowd out, brush off, squeeze out, give notice, open fire, usher out, displace, send packing, send word, apprise, dissolve, push aside, dismiss, give the gate, raise, clear, ignore, provoke, sack up, burn down, cease, squirt, rouse, brush aside, discharge, evoke, fuel, force out, preempt, eject, terminate, disregard, drop, send away, net

    Antonyms:
    engage, hire, employ

  14. fire, discharge, go off(verb)

    go off or discharge

    "The gun fired"

    Synonyms:
    unload, exhaust, kindle, absquatulate, dispatch, complete, expel, go off, give the axe, burn, assoil, can, provoke, go over, drop off, empty, enkindle, give the sack, sack, set down, decamp, bolt, elicit, fuel, arouse, give notice, open fire, displace, implode, exculpate, abscond, dismiss, release, raise, clear, put down, acquit, burn down, drop, discharge, evoke, exonerate, free, force out, make off, eject, terminate, muster out, send away, come off, run off

    Antonyms:
    engage, employ, hire

  15. fire(verb)

    drive out or away by or as if by fire

    "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"

    Synonyms:
    send away, kindle, raise, fuel, provoke, burn down, burn, open fire, sack, terminate, discharge, give the sack, force out, enkindle, dismiss, displace, can, evoke, elicit, give notice, go off, give the axe, arouse

    Antonyms:
    engage, hire, employ

  16. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

    "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

    Synonyms:
    elevate, resurrect, force out, provoke, beset, send away, awake, levy, call forth, chivy, kick upstairs, give the sack, suggest, stimulate, lift, heighten, harry, upgrade, educe, dismiss, kick up, leaven, chivvy, bring up, rouse, invoke, raise, wind up, recruit, inflame, chevvy, farm, extract, excite, grow, conjure, upraise, give the axe, prove, awaken, chevy, conjure up, conflagrate, molest, go off, displace, plague, wake, waken, turn on, enhance, give notice, terminate, fuel, arouse, wake up, can, sack, advance, perk up, stir, burn, burn down, put forward, sex, enkindle, evoke, rear, harass, draw out, set up, elicit, nurture, parent, energize, produce, erect, discharge, kindle, put up, promote, hassle, open fire, brace, energise, paint a picture, get up, call down, come alive

    Antonyms:
    hire, employ, engage

  17. burn, fire, burn down(verb)

    destroy by fire

    "They burned the house and his diaries"

    Synonyms:
    kindle, evoke, bite, sack, give the axe, burn, dismiss, go off, go up, enkindle, give the sack, cut, glow, elicit, burn up, terminate, combust, arouse, give notice, open fire, displace, sting, send away, raise, sunburn, provoke, can, burn down, cauterize, incinerate, discharge, burn off, fuel, force out, cauterise

    Antonyms:
    hire, employ, engage

  18. fuel, fire(verb)

    provide with fuel

    "Oil fires the furnace"

    Synonyms:
    send away, kindle, raise, fuel, provoke, burn down, burn, open fire, sack, terminate, discharge, give the sack, force out, enkindle, dismiss, displace, can, evoke, elicit, give notice, go off, give the axe, arouse

    Antonyms:
    hire, engage, employ

Wiktionary

  1. fire(verb)

    Synonyms:
    set on fire

  2. fire(verb)

    Synonyms:
    shoot, let off, loose, open fire

  3. fire(noun)

    Synonyms:
    cards, dismiss, heave-ho, throw out, redundant, sack, give the elbow, let go, give the boot

  4. fire(verb)

    To terminate the employment contract of (an employee), especially for cause (such as misconduct or poor performance).

    Antonyms:
    hire

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fire

    Combustion is the essential fact which is at the basis of that assemblage of visible phenomenon which we call fire; combustion being the continuous chemical combination of a substance with some element, as oxygen, evolving heat, and extending from slow processes, such as those by which the heat of the human body is maintained, to the processes producing the most intense light also, as in a blast-furnace, or on the surface of the sun. Fire is always attended with light, as well as heat; blaze, flame, etc., designate the mingled light and heat of a fire. Combustion is the scientific, fire the popular term. A conflagration is an extensive fire. Compare LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, burning, combustion, conflagration, flame

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fire(n.)

    Synonyms:
    conflagration

  2. fire(n.)

    Synonyms:
    heat, ardor, fervor

  3. fire(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Poetical.] light, lustre, radiance

  4. fire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    kindle, set on fire

  5. fire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    animate, excite, inspirit, rouse, inflame, stir up

  6. fire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discharge, fire off

  7. fire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    take fire, be kindled

  8. fire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    discharge a gun, discharge firearms

  9. fire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    incendiary, political agitator

  10. fire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    glow-worm (lampyris noctilucus)

How to pronounce fire?

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Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say fire in sign language?

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How to use fire in a sentence?

  1. Earl Cummings:

    Just the not knowing where we were going to live, and just the traumatic part, is happening so quickly you are left in despair, i saw the worst in people but I also saw the best, where people came together and helped one another escape the fire.

  2. Thomas Grover:

    If they fire every officer who doesn't turn on his uniform camera, they won't have anyone left on the department, i think the department is struggling to get the lapel camera policy in place and set an example of him to show the Department of Justice they are doing something.

  3. Jerome Dunn:

    True to DARPA's mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target, this live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that EXACTO is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds. Fitting EXACTO's guidance capabilities into a small .50-caliber size is a major breakthrough and opens the door to what could be possible in future guided projectiles across all calibers.

  4. Emilia Clarke:

    If anyone thought the dudes had it going on, this season will change their minds, yes, we're bringing the fire.

  5. Don Bacon:

    All this talk of impeachment and the 25th Amendment only exacerbates our divide and throws gas on the fire, we need less hyper-partisanship at the moment and stop efforts that will only divide the people of America even more.


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