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English verb: kindle

1. kindle (weather) catch fire


SamplesThe dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles.


Synonymsinflame


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)flare up

2. kindle (weather) cause to start burning


SamplesThe setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds.


Synonymsconflagrate, enkindle, inflame


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


Broader (hypernym)ignite, light


Narrower (hyponym)rekindle

3. kindle (emotion) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)


SamplesArouse pity.
Raise a smile.
Evoke sympathy.


Synonymsarouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, 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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