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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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