"The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflame(verb)
cause to start burning
"The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
"arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
elevate, resurrect, force out, provoke, beset, send away, awake, levy, call forth, chivy, kick upstairs, give the sack, suggest, stimulate, lift, heighten, harry, upgrade, educe, dismiss, kick up, fire, leaven, chivvy, bring up, rouse, invoke, raise, wind up, recruit, inflame, chevvy, farm, extract, excite, grow, conjure, upraise, give the axe, prove, awaken, chevy, conjure up, conflagrate, molest, go off, displace, plague, wake, waken, turn on, enhance, give notice, terminate, fuel, arouse, wake up, can, sack, advance, perk up, stir, burn, burn down, put forward, sex, enkindle, evoke, rear, harass, draw out, set up, elicit, nurture, parent, energize, produce, erect, discharge, put up, promote, hassle, open fire, brace, energise, paint a picture, get up, call down, come alive
To start (a fire) or light (a torch).
Please kindle a fire in the barbecue.
To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).
He kindled an enthusiasm for the project in his fellow workers.
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 kindle in a sentence?
I went to bed and David was to follow me shortly. He was just reading his Kindle. I woke up 45 minutes later and heard this awful noise and I turned on the light and he was lying at the bottom of the stairs in a bloodbath.
Wake up with one mind, my friends, and kindle the fire, you many who share the same nest. Make your thoughts harmonious stretch them on the loom make a ship whose oars will carry us across.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Yer beautiful in yer wrath! I shall keep you, and in responding to my passions, yer hatred will kindle into love.
Translations for kindle
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- fænge, vække, sætte i brand, ophidse, tændeDanish
- anzünden, entfachenGerman
- ekbruligi, fajrigiEsperanto
- برانگیختن, افروختن, روشن کردنPersian
- pentue, sytyttää, kiihottaaFinnish
- exalter, inspirer, susciter, allumerFrench
- beothaichScottish Gaelic
- प्रज्वलित करनाHindi
- eccitare, infuocare, suscitare, accendereItalian
- 引火, 点じる, 点ずる, 点火Japanese
- maina, tungitungi, tahu, tungi, whakakā, tutungiMāori
- suscitar, acender, inspirarPortuguese
- a ațâțaRomanian
- разжигать, запаливать, разжечь, запалить, зажечь, зажигать, растапливать, растопитьRussian
- potpaliti, zapalitiSerbo-Croatian
- tända, väckaSwedish
- aloumer, esprindeWalloon
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