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Synonyms for inflame
ɪnˈfleɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflame(verb)

    cause inflammation in

    "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

Wiktionary

  1. inflame(verb)

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

  6. inflame(verb)

    To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inflame

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

    Antonyms:
    quench, extinguish, allay, cool, pacify, quiet

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inflame(v. a.)

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

  2. inflame(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ignite, exacerbate, aggravate

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How to use inflame in a sentence?

  1. Secretary Carter:

    The result of this kind of action will inevitably, simply be to inflame the civil war in Syria.

  2. Philip Hynes:

    This is the next significant miscalculation. The next will be barring certain candidates from running in District Council elections. Both will nicely inflame tensions and increase protests and actions, as that happens, the prospects for the third pending calamity will rise exponentially, postponement of District Council elections. Then it will descend into sustained chaos.

  3. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    What we shouldn't do now is to inflame the situation by loud saber-rattling and shrill war cries, whoever believes that symbolic tank parades on the alliance's eastern border will bring more security is mistaken.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Trump is wrong on this, he's doing this. He's not a stupid guy. Don't think he thinks every Mexican crossing the border is a rapist. He's doing this to inflame and incite and to draw attention, which seems to be his organizing principle of his campaign.

  5. Sophie Richardson:

    Hong Kong authorities should be working to create a political environment in which protesters do not feel the need for masks - not banning the masks, and deepening restrictions on freedom of expression, chief Executive Carrie Lam needs to agree to an examination of excessive force by police and to resume the process toward universal suffrage. Additional restrictions are only likely to inflame tensions.


Translations for inflame

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

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