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, spur; encourage, urge, abet, egg on, put up to; instigate, look for trouble, Inf. start something; foment, agitate, suscitate, excite, impassion, intensify; arouse, madden, craze, stir up, wind up, work up, whip up, lash into a frenzy, Inf. psych up, heat up, Obs. calefy or calify, fire up, inflame, enflame, touch off, ignite the spark, stir the embers, stoke or fuel or fan the fire, add fuel to the flames or fire.
3. stimulate, animate, reanimate, whet, invigorate; motivate, inspirit, inspire, galvanize, electrify, Inf. spark; energize, activate, vivify, rally, revive, enliven; liven up, pep up, awaken, wake up, waken, shake up, jolt, jog; push, drive, press, force, force along, propel; hound, whip, lash, flog; impel, induce, compel, constrain, move, stir, fillip; evoke, elicit, call forth, summon up, raise or spread the alarm.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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