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Synonyms for set fire to

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. set fire to

    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.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, brand, burn, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flame, flash, ignite, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set on fire, singe

    Antonyms:
    cool, extinguish, put out, smother, stifle, subdue

    Preposition:
    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. set fire to

    Synonyms:
    kindle, inflame, ignite, set on fire

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How to use set fire to in a sentence?

  1. Vital Nounayon:

    Lots of people left their cars and motorcycles and ran. (Attackers) set fire to the vehicles. They also fired on the Cappuccino cafe across from the hotel before setting it on fire.

  2. Vital Nounayon:

    We had just opened and there were a few customers we started to serve when we heard gunshots ... There were three men shooting in the air, lots of people left their cars and motorcycles and ran. They (attackers) set fire to the vehicles. They also fired on the Capuccino Restaurant across from the hotel before setting it on fire.

  3. Giuseppe Antoci:

    One of the mob’s arson techniques is to tie a petrol-soaked rag to the tail of a cat and set fire to it, as its tail burns, the cat flees in terror into the undergrowth in the woods, setting fire to everything in touches.

  4. Vital Nounayon:

    We had just opened and there were a few customers we started to serve when we heard gunshots. ... There were three men shooting in the air, lots of people left their cars and motorcycles and ran. (Attackers) set fire to the vehicles. They also fired on the Cappuccino cafe across from the hotel before setting it on fire.

  5. Deirdre Daly:

    Hector Natal set fire to his neighbors' home knowing that two large families, which included older women and young children, were inside.

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