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enkindle

[ en-kin-dl ]SEE DEFINITION OF enkindle

Synonyms for enkindle

  • burn
  • fire
  • ignite
  • kindle
  • set fire to
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Antonyms for enkindle

  • extinguish
  • put out
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENKINDLE

It was a sky the sun did not illuminate or enkindle, as is usual at sunsets.

Absence—a momentary separation—was enough to enkindle these flames.

But, perhaps, in no heart there did it enkindle such a fire as in mine.

Enkindle this dear earth that bore us,In the hour of peril purified.

Nativity alone, however, is not often sufficient to enkindle the fire of patriotism in our hearts.

It can produce innumerable isolated acts, which may or may not be beneficent, but it cannot enkindle the “ordered charity.”

Put it upon thy hand, my beloved, and thou shalt see it enkindle.

This is the fire which the Son came to bring upon the earth with the desire to see it enkindle the world.

In the year 1881, a new plan was devised by the Government to enkindle strife in respect to the Maoris.

Suddenly a bright flash leaped up from the fragments the wicked man sought to enkindle, and revealed his garb and features.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s (literal), 1580s (figurative), from en- (1) + kindle. Related: Enkindled; enkindling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENKINDLE

burn

verbbe on fire; set on fire

fanning

verbprovoke
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