- 1. to start burning
- The newspaper kindled the fire
- Also used as kindling. We used small twigs as kindling to start the campfire.
Synonyms: blaze, burn, fire, flame, flare, glow, ignite, inflame, light, set alight, set fire
Antonyms: extinguish, put out
- 2. to become excited, stir up
- The thought of new apps kindled my interest in the Nook Color.
Synonyms: agitate, animate, arouse, awaken, bestir, burn up, challenge, egg on, exasperate, fire up, foment, inspire, key up, provoke, rally, rouse, sharpen, stimulate, stir, thrill, turn on, wake, waken
Antonyms: disenchant, turn off