Synonyms for (verb) ignite

Synonyms: inflame, ignite, heat, stir up, wake, fire up

Definition: arouse or excite feelings and passions

Usage: 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

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy


Synonyms: light, ignite

Definition: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

Usage: Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter; Light a cigarette

Similar words: burn, combust

Definition: cause to burn or combust

Usage: The sun burned off the fog; We combust coal and other fossil fuels


Synonyms: conflagrate, take fire, ignite, combust, catch fire, erupt

Definition: start to burn or burst into flames

Usage: Marsh gases ignited suddenly; The oily rags combusted spontaneously

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election