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Definition 1: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) - [verb of emotion]

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

  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

Synonyms for kindle in the sense of this definition

(kindle is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of kindle ) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

(... is a kind of kindle ) hurt the feelings of

"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised my ego"

(... is a kind of kindle ) cause to be ashamed

(... is a kind of kindle ) cause to lose one's composure

(... is a kind of kindle ) make angry

"The news angered him"

(... is a kind of kindle ) arouse or elicit a feeling

(... is a kind of kindle ) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of kindle ) arouse or excite feelings and passions

"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"

(... is a kind of kindle ) to cause a sharp emotional pain

"The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

(... is a kind of kindle ) arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way

"His new car has infatuated him" "love has infatuated her"

(... is a kind of kindle ) arouse again

"rekindle hopes" "rekindle her love"

(... is a kind of kindle ) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.

"The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans" "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"

(... is a kind of kindle ) increase the likelihood of

"ask for trouble" "invite criticism"

(... is a kind of kindle ) evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

"this writer strikes a chord with young women" "The storyteller touched a chord"

(... is a kind of kindle ) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Definition 2: cause to start burning - [verb of weather]

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

  • The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds

Synonyms for kindle in the sense of this definition

(kindle is a kind of ...) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

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

(... is a kind of kindle ) kindle anew, as of a fire

Definition 3: catch fire - [verb of weather]

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

  • The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles

Synonyms for kindle in the sense of this definition

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

"the fire flared up and died down once again"

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