Synonyms of inflame in English:

inflame


See definition of inflame

verb

1‘the play's impact inflames anti-Semitism’

SYNONYMS

incite, arouse, rouse, provoke, animate, stir up, work up, whip up, kindle, fire, ignite, touch off, foment, actuate, inspire

stimulate, agitate, spur on

ANTONYMS

dampen, calm

2‘he made comments that inflamed what was already a sensitive situation’

SYNONYMS

aggravate, exacerbate, intensify, worsen, make worse, compound

add fuel to the flames, fan the flames, rub salt in the wound

ANTONYMS

soothe

3‘his opinions so inflamed his rival that they came to blows’

SYNONYMS

enrage, incense, anger, infuriate, exasperate, madden, send into a rage, provoke, antagonize, rile, gall

informal make someone see red, make someone's blood boil, drive crazy, drive mad

rare empurple

ANTONYMS

placate