1. [ verb ] cause to start burning
Synonyms: conflagrate inflame enkindle

"The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"

Related terms: ignite rekindle ignition
2. [ verb ] catch fire
Synonyms: inflame

"The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles."

Related terms: ignite flare_up rekindle ignition
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9115
4. [ verb ] call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses
Synonyms: arouse evoke elicit provoke fire raise enkindle

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

Related terms: make excite overwhelm invite draw interest stimulate hurt upset anger inflame strike_a_chord infatuate rekindle shame prick arousal incitement
Similar spelling:   Kindley