Definition of rekindle in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈkɪnd(ə)l/


[with object]
1Relight (a fire): Josh set about rekindling the stove
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  • Just as accepting gifts from strangers or bringing home found objects were regarded as dangerous, so too was lending, especially money or embers from the stove to rekindle a fire.
  • He rekindled the fire in the stove and set pans and pots to boiling.
  • In the afternoon, when the sun relented, the men returned to the fields and she went back to the big kitchen, rekindled the log fire and prepared the evening meal.
1.1Revive (something lost or lapsed): he tried to rekindle their friendship
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  • I am going to come and try to rekindle some lost friendships.
  • Perhaps in that way, we shall rekindle our lost friendship.
  • Not only that, it restores and rekindles any lost faith in the future of homegrown talent.

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