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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 for "inflame":

    ignite, exacerbate, aggravate

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How to use inflame in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Jeb Bush:

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

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    By decluttering our mind we can liberate mental forces that can inflame inspiring sparks of creativity. A singular flash or a particular flair on an unusual day can arouse a flood of stimulating thoughts. When we take ourselves off guard and our mind-set by surprise we can stir an array of inventive ideas. ("A flair of inspiration" )

  4. Robert Hutchins:

    Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

  5. 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.

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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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