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Synonyms for set on fire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. set ablaze, set aflame, set on fire, set afire(verb)

    set fire to; cause to start burning

    "Lightening set fire to the forest"

    Synonyms:
    set aflame, set ablaze, set afire

Wiktionary

  1. set on fire(verb)

    To cause to begin to burn.

    Synonyms:
    set fire to, fire, set aflame, ignite, set ablaze, set alight, set afire

  2. set on fire(verb)

    Synonyms:
    inflame, excite, ignite, rouse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. set on fire

    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 fire to, 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 on fire

    Synonyms:
    inflame, kindle, ignite, set fire to

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How to use set on fire in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Paine, Common Sense:

    When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    In our “iconocratic” society people need the escapist and distracting effect of imagery. Their imagination must be triggered day by day, as the monotony of daily life has to be set on fire, constantly. Not tomorrow, but today. ("Give me more images")

  3. One Angel mother:

    Josh was brutally tortured, strangled over and over, set on fire after death. His last hours were brutal. None of our kids had a minute to say goodbye, we weren’t lucky enough to be separated for five days or 10 days. We are separated permanently.

  4. Noura Al-Jizawi:

    I just wanted to live in a country that respected me as a human; one that offered me some dignity and freedom. I could not accept that I had to live under a dictatorship, for that, we females – even the old ladies – were tortured the same way as the men. We were hung by our feet, electric shocks, our faces beaten into walls and our skin set on fire. My teeth were all broken. I spent more than a month in solitary confinement. I just kept praying for my body to stay alive.

  5. Governor Gretchen Whitmer:

    For example, users have called for certain female, congressional leaders from my state to be 'burned and raped,' needing of a 'bullet between her eyes,' or instead, just 'set ... on fire.


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