Synonyms of kindle in English:


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1‘he kindled a fire of dry grass’


light, ignite, set alight, set light to, set on fire, set fire to, put a match to, set burning, get going, start, touch off, spark

informal torch


douse, extinguish, put out

2‘it was Elvis who kindled my interest in music’


rouse, arouse, wake, waken, awaken, quicken

stimulate, inspire, stir up, call forth, bring into being, call into being, draw forth, bring out, excite, evoke, pique, whet, stir, provoke, spur, fire, inflame, trigger, prompt, induce, encourage, actuate, activate, touch off, spark off, set off, set going, incite, promote, engender, generate

literary enkindle