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ignite

Synonyms of ignite in English:

verb

  • 1 he got to safety moments before the petrol ignited
    catch fire, catch, burst into flames, be set off, erupt, explode;
    burn up, burn, flame up
    rare kindle
    [Antonyms] go out
  • 2 he lit a cigarette which ignited the petrol fumes
    light, set fire to, set on fire, set alight, set burning, fire, kindle, inflame, touch off
    [Antonyms] extinguish
  • 3 the campaign failed to ignite voter interest
    arouse, kindle, trigger, spark, instigate, excite, provoke, foment;
    agitate, stimulate, stir up, work up, whip up, incite, fuel, animate
    [Antonyms] dampen
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