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Synonyms for inflame

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflame(verb)

    cause inflammation in

    "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"

    kindle, enkindle, wake, fire up, heat, conflagrate, ignite, stir up

  2. kindle, inflame(verb)

    catch fire

    "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"

    kindle, enkindle, arouse, fire up, fire, heat, raise, evoke, wake, stir up, conflagrate, ignite, provoke, elicit

  3. kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflame(verb)

    cause to start burning

    "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"

    kindle, fire up, catch fire, provoke, ignite, wake, arouse, enkindle, stir up, evoke, erupt, elicit, conflagrate, combust, raise, take fire, fire, heat

  4. 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, agitate, raise up, wake up, light up, wake, catch fire, instigate, conflagrate, combust, rouse, fire up, kindle, set off, waken, erupt, hot up, awaken, ignite, take fire, stir up, foment, vex, heat up, light, disturb, enkindle

  5. inflame(verb)

    become inflamed; get sore

    "His throat inflamed"

    kindle, enkindle, wake, fire up, heat, conflagrate, ignite, stir up


  1. inflame(verb)

    excite, arouse, provoke, exasperate, anger, kindle, irritate, fire, incense, enrage

  2. inflame(verb)

    To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.

    excite, fire, enrage, arouse, irritate, kindle, anger, exasperate, provoke, incense

  3. inflame(verb)

    To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.

    arouse, incense, kindle, fire, irritate, excite, enrage, provoke, anger, exasperate

  4. inflame(verb)

    To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.

    incense, kindle, arouse, excite, fire, exasperate, irritate, provoke, enrage, anger

  5. inflame(verb)

    To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork.

    exasperate, incense, kindle, arouse, irritate, enrage, anger, fire, provoke, excite

  6. inflame(verb)

    To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.

    exasperate, excite, provoke, incense, arouse, irritate, kindle, enrage, anger, fire

  7. inflame(verb)

    To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.

    enrage, anger, irritate, incense, fire, arouse, kindle, provoke, excite, exasperate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inflame

    fire, kindle, excite, rouse, fan, incense, madden, infuriate, exasperate, irritate, imbitter, auger, enrage

    quench, extinguish, allay, cool, pacify, quiet

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inflame(v. a.)

    excite, stimulate, enkindle, incite, fire, rouse, arouse, animate, inspirit, set on, work up, stir up

  2. inflame(v. a.)

    exasperate, irritate, nettle, provoke, anger, enrage, incense, madden, infuriate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ignite, exacerbate, aggravate

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  • zanítCzech
  • aufregen, entflammen, erzürnen, anzünden, aufbrausen, anregen, aufpeitschenGerman
  • lietsoa, tulehtua, herättää, liioitella, sytyttää, tulehduttaaFinnish
  • incendiareItalian
  • inflamarPortuguese

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