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1. ignite

verb. ['ˌɪgˈnaɪt'] cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat.

Synonyms

  • combust
  • kindle
  • conflagrate
  • light up
  • reignite
  • flare up
  • light
  • inflame
  • fire up
  • enkindle

Antonyms

  • hire
  • fall
  • lower
  • curse

Etymology

  • ignitus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Ignite

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Example sentences of the word ignite


1. Verb, base form
Use a match or lighter to ignite the toilet paper and watch a small flame develop and burn.

2. Adjective
Dried-out pines ignite quickly, resulting in a fire that could easily get out of control.

Quotes containing the word ignite


1. A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
- Brad Henry

2. Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it...
- Wilferd Peterson

3. A book is a device to ignite the imagination.
- Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

2. ignite

verb. ['ˌɪgˈnaɪt'] start to burn or burst into flames.

Synonyms

  • burn
  • change state
  • conflagrate
  • catch fire
  • take fire
  • light up
  • blow out
  • catch
  • turn
  • erupt

Antonyms

  • demote
  • descent
  • decrease
  • level

Etymology

  • ignitus (Latin)

3. ignite

verb. ['ˌɪgˈnaɪt'] arouse or excite feelings and passions.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • fire
  • raise
  • stir up
  • wake
  • evoke
  • ferment
  • elicit
  • inflame
  • fire up
  • enkindle
  • provoke
  • arouse

Antonyms

  • coldness
  • anestrus
  • unemotionality
  • bore

Etymology

  • ignitus (Latin)
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