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en·kin·dle

 (ĕn-kĭn′dl)
v. en·kin·dled, en·kin·dling, en·kin·dles
v.tr.
1. To set afire; light.
2. To incite; arouse.
3. To make luminous and glowing.
v.intr.
To catch fire.

en·kin′dler n.

enkindle

(ɪnˈkɪndəl)
vb (tr)
1. obsolete to set on fire; kindle
2. to excite to activity or ardour; arouse
enˈkindler n

en•kin•dle

(ɛnˈkɪn dl)

v.t., v.i. -dled, -dling.
to kindle into flame, ardor, activity, etc.
[1540–50]
en•kin′dler, n.

enkindle


Past participle: enkindled
Gerund: enkindling

Imperative
enkindle
enkindle
Present
I enkindle
you enkindle
he/she/it enkindles
we enkindle
you enkindle
they enkindle
Preterite
I enkindled
you enkindled
he/she/it enkindled
we enkindled
you enkindled
they enkindled
Present Continuous
I am enkindling
you are enkindling
he/she/it is enkindling
we are enkindling
you are enkindling
they are enkindling
Present Perfect
I have enkindled
you have enkindled
he/she/it has enkindled
we have enkindled
you have enkindled
they have enkindled
Past Continuous
I was enkindling
you were enkindling
he/she/it was enkindling
we were enkindling
you were enkindling
they were enkindling
Past Perfect
I had enkindled
you had enkindled
he/she/it had enkindled
we had enkindled
you had enkindled
they had enkindled
Future
I will enkindle
you will enkindle
he/she/it will enkindle
we will enkindle
you will enkindle
they will enkindle
Future Perfect
I will have enkindled
you will have enkindled
he/she/it will have enkindled
we will have enkindled
you will have enkindled
they will have enkindled
Future Continuous
I will be enkindling
you will be enkindling
he/she/it will be enkindling
we will be enkindling
you will be enkindling
they will be enkindling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enkindling
you have been enkindling
he/she/it has been enkindling
we have been enkindling
you have been enkindling
they have been enkindling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enkindling
you will have been enkindling
he/she/it will have been enkindling
we will have been enkindling
you will have been enkindling
they will have been enkindling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enkindling
you had been enkindling
he/she/it had been enkindling
we had been enkindling
you had been enkindling
they had been enkindling
Conditional
I would enkindle
you would enkindle
he/she/it would enkindle
we would enkindle
you would enkindle
they would enkindle
Past Conditional
I would have enkindled
you would have enkindled
he/she/it would have enkindled
we would have enkindled
you would have enkindled
they would have enkindled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enkindle - cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
ignite, light - cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
rekindle - kindle anew, as of a fire
2.enkindle - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)enkindle - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
touch a chord, strike a chord - evoke a reaction, response, or emotion; "this writer strikes a chord with young women"; "The storyteller touched a chord"
ask for, invite - increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"
draw - elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
rekindle - arouse again; "rekindle hopes"; "rekindle her love"
infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"
prick - to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
fire up, stir up, wake, heat, ignite, inflame - arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
excite - arouse or elicit a feeling
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"
discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, disconcert - cause to lose one's composure
shame - cause to be ashamed
spite, wound, bruise, injure, offend, hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
overwhelm, sweep over, whelm, overpower, overtake, overcome - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

enkindle

verb
1. To cause to burn or undergo combustion:
Slang: torch.
Idioms: set afire, set fire to.
2. To arouse the emotions of; make ardent: