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VERB (3)

1. catch fire;
- Example: "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
[syn: kindle, inflame]

2. cause to start burning;
- Example: "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
[syn: kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflame]

3. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);
- Example: "arouse pity"
- Example: "raise a smile"
- Example: "evoke sympathy"
[syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kindle \Kin"dle\, v. t. & i. [OE. kindlen, cundlen. See Kind.] To bring forth young. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] The poor beast had but lately kindled. --Holland. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kindle \Kin`dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kindled; p. pr. & vb. n. Kindling.] [Icel. kyndill candle, torch; prob. fr. L. candela; cf. also Icel. kynda to kindle. Cf. Candle.] 1. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings. [1913 Webster] His breath kindleth coals. --Job xii. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame. [1913 Webster] So is a contentious man to kindle strife. --Prov. xxvi. 21. [1913 Webster] Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire. --Dryden. Syn: Enkindle; light; ignite; inflame; provoke; excite; arouse; stir up. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kindle \Kin"dle\ (k[i^]n"d'l), v. i. 1. To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame. [1913 Webster] When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. --Is. xliii. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fig.): To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated. [1913 Webster] On all occasions where forbearance might be called for, the Briton kindles, and the Christian gives way. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

kindle v 1: catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles" [syn: kindle, inflame] 2: cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds" [syn: kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflame] 3: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "kindle": agitate, anger, animate, annoy, arouse, awake, awaken, bank, bestir, blaze, blaze up, blow the coals, blow up, burn, call forth, call up, challenge, conflagrate, dynamize, electrify, energize, enkindle, enliven, enrage, excite, exhilarate, fan, fan the fire, fan the flame, feed, feed the fire, fire, fire up, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, foment, frenzy, galvanize, glow, goad, hearten, heat, ignite, impassion, incense, incite, inflame, infuriate, inspire, inspirit, instigate, invigorate, jazz up, jolt, key up, lather up, light, light the fuse, light up, liven, madden, move, overexcite, pep up, perk up, prick, prompt, provoke, quicken, rally, rekindle, relight, relume, rouse, set astir, set fire to, set off, set on fire, shake up, snap up, spark, spunk up, spur, steam up, stimulate, stir, stir the blood, stir the embers, stir the feelings, stir the fire, stir up, stoke, stoke the fire, strike a light, summon up, take fire, torch, touch off, trigger, turn on, vitalize, wake, wake up, waken, warm, warm the blood, whet, whip up, work into, work up, zip up