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verb as in light again

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As covid-19 cases surge in the United States, jeopardizing the reopening of schools and offices and rekindling debates about mask and vaccination mandates, the battle to win over the vaccine skeptical has taken on fresh urgency.

Illusions don’t fade with time, and it is beautiful to rekindle a love affair, even if it’s not your own.

The two rekindled the romance and even attended another episode of the show during their Valentine’s Day date.

In 2011, the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan rekindled society’s smoldering nuclear anxieties.

If we want to truly break out of pandemic life’s emotionally draining slog, we must consider rekindling our relationships with the clothes of the before time.

But privately, according to Trierweiler, Hollande slithered back and attempted to rekindle the mortally wounded relationship.

But on this particular summer evening, it looked like Sclove and Kopin would rekindle the relationship—if only just for the night.

Impossible to tell the stories, to rekindle the grander times.

This is an ugly reason to rekindle hope, but let's take what we can get.

Gatsby, with the help of Carraway, attempts to rekindle his romance with Daisy.

I knew my heart craved one word, however matter-of-fact, that would rekindle the hope that was dying within me.

The fires of the Puritan faction had smouldered out; those of the Jacobite frenzy had hardly had time to rekindle.

By degrees, however, they sought to rekindle the embers of that fire which with thoughtless hand they aided to extinguish.

But they would not listen to him, and prepared to rekindle the light.

Rekindle the fire of our affections, purify the light of our conscience.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rekindle, such as: renew, revitalize, revive, and relight.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.