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ignite

Synonyms of ignite in English:

verb

  • 1 he escaped moments before the gas ignited
    catch fire, burst into flames, combust;
    be set off, explode
    [Antonyms] go out
  • 2 his cigarette ignited the blanket
    light, set fire to, set on fire, set alight, kindle, spark, touch off
    informal set/put a match to
    [Antonyms] extinguish
  • 3 the campaign failed to ignite voter interest
    arouse, kindle, trigger, spark, instigate, excite, provoke, stimulate, animate, stir up, whip up, rally, jump-start, incite, fuel
    [Antonyms] dampen
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