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English verb: enkindle

1. enkindle (weather) cause to start burning


SamplesThe setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds.


Synonymsconflagrate, inflame, kindle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ignite, light


Narrower (hyponym)rekindle

2. enkindle (emotion) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)


SamplesArouse pity.
Raise a smile.
Evoke sympathy.


Synonymsarouse, elicit, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anger, ask for, bruise, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, draw, excite, excite, fire up, heat, hurt, ignite, infatuate, inflame, injure, interest, invite, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, prick, rekindle, shake, shake up, shame, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, strike a chord, sweep over, touch a chord, untune, upset, wake, whelm, wound









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