Synonyms for (verb) kindle

Synonyms: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

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

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: kindle, enkindle, inflame, conflagrate

Definition: cause to start burning

Usage: The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: inflame, kindle

Definition: catch fire

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

Similar words: flare up

Definition: ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

Usage: the fire flared up and died down once again