verb Date: 1542 transitive verb 1. to set (as fuel) on fire 2. to make bright and glowing intransitive verb to take fire ; flame

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  • Enkindle — En*kin dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enkindled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enkindling}.] 1. To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To excite; to rouse into action; to incite. [1913 Webster] To enkindle the enthusiasm of an artist.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enkindle — index burn, foment, incense, inspire, provoke, stimulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • enkindle — 1540s (literal), 1580s (figurative), from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + KINDLE (Cf. kindle) …   Etymology dictionary

  • enkindle — [en kin′dəl, inkin′dəl] vt. enkindled, enkindling 1. to set on fire; make blaze up 2. to stir up; arouse; excite …   English World dictionary

  • enkindle — verb To kindle; to arouse or evoke. That, trusted home, might yet enkindle you unto the crown, besides the Thane of Cawdor …   Wiktionary

  • enkindle — enkindler, n. /en kin dl/, v.t., v.i., enkindled, enkindling. to kindle into flame, ardor, activity, etc. [1540 50; EN 1 + KINDLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • enkindle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. inflame. See excitement, heat, cause. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To ignite] Syn. fire, inflame, kindle; see ignite . 2. [To stimulate] Syn. incite, evoke, arouse; see excite 2 . III (Roget s Thesaurus… …   English dictionary for students

  • enkindle — en·kin·dle || ɪn kɪndl v. kindle, ignite, light, set on fire; arouse passion, excite …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enkindle — v. a. 1. Inflame, ignite, kindle, set on fire. 2. Inflame, incite, excite, rouse, stimulate, instigate, provoke, stir up, set on …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • enkindle — v 1. fire, ignite, torch, deflagrate, burn, kindle, burn up or down, set aflame or alight or on fire, set fire to, put to the torch, put or apply a match to, Obs. accend, Obs. flagrate. 2. incite, provoke, actuate, poke, prod, prick, goad, prompt …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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