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Definition 1: start or maintain a fire in - [verb of change]

Samples where ignite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fire the furnace

Synonyms for ignite in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: arouse or excite feelings and passions - [verb of emotion]

Samples where ignite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor
  • The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world
  • Wake old feelings of hatred

Synonyms for ignite in the sense of this definition

(ignite is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of ignite ) work up into agitation or excitement

"This religion is fermenting Africa"

Definition 3: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat - [verb of weather]

Samples where ignite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter
  • Light a cigarette

Synonyms for ignite in the sense of this definition

(ignite is a kind of ...) cause to burn or combust

"The sun burned off the fog" "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

(... is a kind of ignite ) begin to smoke

"After the meal, some of the diners lit up"

(... is a kind of ignite ) ignite anew, as of something burning

"The strong winds reignited the cooling embers"

(... is a kind of ignite ) cause to start burning

"The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"

(... is a kind of ignite ) ignite

"The sky lit up quickly above the raging volcano"

(... is a kind of ignite ) ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

"the fire flared up and died down once again"

(ignite causes ...) undergo combustion

"Maple wood burns well"

Definition 4: start to burn or burst into flames - [verb of weather]

Samples where ignite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
  • The oily rags combusted spontaneously

Synonyms for ignite in the sense of this definition

(ignite is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of ignite ) erupt in an uncontrolled manner

"The oil well blew out"

(... is a kind of ignite ) start burning

"The fire caught"

(... is a kind of ignite ) start to burn with a bright flame

"The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up"

(ignite has a similar meaning as ...) cause to burn or combust

"The sun burned off the fog" "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

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