Definition of rekindle in English:


Line breaks: re|kin¦dle
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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