1. [ verb ] arouse or excite feelings and passions
Synonyms: stir_up ignite heat wake inflame

"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"

Related terms: arouse ferment heat
2. [ verb ] begin to smoke
Synonyms: light light_up

"After the meal, some of the diners lit up"

Related terms: ignite smoke