cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
"Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
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
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"
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
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"
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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How to use ignite in a sentence?
Anytime prices get close to $45-$50 a barrel, funds that have taken long positions are likely to take profits. Unless things really ignite the global economy, then people will sell-off at that level.
To teach, ignite the fire of desire to learn.
Lava is so hot that it can ignite things before it touches them.
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.
What people don't realize is while they're setting off fireworks and sparklers in hot, dry heat or wind, that fires can move very quickly, putting their neighborhood directly in threat, look for open, wide spaces to ignite fireworks, and stay away from fire fuels such as grass, which in this type of heat, cure out really fast. And with the high winds, all it takes is an ignition, even in an urban environment. A bottle rocket on a shake roof would ignite a fire very rapidly.
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- zünden, anzündenGerman
- fajrigi, ekbruligiEsperanto
- sytyttää, syttyäFinnish
- आग लगनाHindi
- վառել, կրակ տալArmenian
- zapalić, zapalaćPolish
- воспламенять, загореть, воспламенить, воспламеняться, зажигать, воспламениться, зажечь, загоратьRussian
- tända, antändaSwedish
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