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Synonyms for ignite
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignite, light(verb)

    cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

    "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"

    Synonyms:
    fire up, get down, catch fire, illumine, illuminate, dismount, inflame, wake, get off, alight, stir up, light up, erupt, fall, light, conflagrate, combust, perch, unhorse, take fire, illume, heat

    Antonyms:
    quench, blow out, snuff out, extinguish

  2. erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate(verb)

    start to burn or burst into flames

    "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

    Synonyms:
    lose one's temper, kindle, flare up, heat, have kittens, inflame, push through, break through, enkindle, wake, recrudesce, hit the roof, catch fire, have a fit, fire up, conflagrate, combust, flare, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, break, extravasate, break out, go ballistic, belch, burn, fly off the handle, irrupt, blow a fuse, hit the ceiling, break open, erupt, blow up, take fire, throw a fit, stir up, burst out, burst, come out, blow one's stack, light

    Antonyms:
    extinguish, snuff out, quench, blow out

  3. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up(verb)

    arouse or excite feelings and passions

    "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"

    Synonyms:
    shake up, come alive, incite, arouse, awake, heat, commove, inflame, agitate, raise up, wake up, light up, wake, catch fire, instigate, conflagrate, combust, rouse, fire up, kindle, set off, waken, erupt, hot up, awaken, take fire, stir up, foment, vex, heat up, light, disturb, enkindle

    Antonyms:
    snuff out, extinguish, blow out, quench

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ignite

    To burn is to subject to the action of fire, or of intense heat so as to effect either partial change or complete combustion; as, to burn wood in the fire; to burn one's hand on a hot stove; the sun burns the face. One brands with a hot iron, but cauterizes with some corrosive substance, as silver nitrate. Cremate is now used specifically for consuming a dead body by intense heat. To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use. To kindle is to set on fire, as if with a candle; ignite is the more learned and scientific word for the same thing, extending even to the heating of metals to a state of incandescence without burning. To scorch and to singe are superficial, and to char usually so. Both kindle and burn have an extensive figurative use; as, to kindle strife; to burn with wrath, love, devotion, curiosity. Compare LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, brand, burn, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flame, flash, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set fire to, set on fire, singe

    Antonyms:
    cool, extinguish, put out, smother, stifle, subdue

    Preposition:
    To burn in the fire, burn with fire; burn to the ground, burn to ashes; burn through the skin, or the roof; burn into the soil, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ignite(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    kindle, set fire to, set on fire

  2. ignite(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    kindle, take fire, catch fire

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    inflame, spark, burn, trigger

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How to use ignite in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Innes:

    After all, the FOMC is unquestionably willing to let inflation run hotter after spending the better part of a decade trying to ignite those flames.

  2. Vladimir Airapetian:

    In our paper, we have shown that a super Carrington-type CME event would have greatly compressed the magnetic field, this would ignite huge electric currents on Earth and let energetic particles penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere and surface.

  3. Gohar Rasool:

    The cement sector staged a mixed performance where Fauji Cement Company Ltd, despite outperforming market expectations, failed to ignite investors' interest.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Firework” is a wonderful self-empowerment anthem by Katy Perry, in my view. This highly inspirational song is directed exclusively towards most people with untapped and unrealized potential. The song says loud and clear that every one of us is essentially a firework, which may seem ordinary, ineffective, ugly, or covered in an insignificant wrapping. And yet, when the right situation arises, like a flame brought to a fuse, they would ignite and show how amazing, extraordinary, and beautiful each one of them is in actuality. What an awesome and powerful positive message, and so true too!

  5. Stephen Innes:

    The CPI report will have no material impact on Fed guidance nor have a significant influence on the great Fed debate around 25 or 50, after all, the FOMC is unquestionably willing to let inflation run hotter after spending the better part of a decade trying to ignite those flames.


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