Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb kindle

3 senses of kindle

Sense 1
kindle, inflame -- (catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles")
       => flare up -- (ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down; "the fire flared up and died down once again")

Sense 2
kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflame -- (cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds")
       => ignite, light -- (cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette")

Sense 3
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

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