Translation of ignite in Spanish:

ignite

Pronunciation: /ɪgˈnaɪt/

vt

  • prenderle fuego a, inflamar [formal]
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    • This was the spark that ignited the discontent aroused by the eradication of coca fields, following Washington's guidelines.
    • The spark that ignited communal passions in the State was the burning of some compartments in a train that carried activists of the saffron camp.
    • That gesture contained plenty of fuel for those who want to hate the United States, and also enough spark to ignite new hatreds, no doubt.

vi

  • [fuel/paper/wood] prenderse fuego, inflamarse [formal]
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    • It appears the cause was an overheated extension power strip connected to an air conditioner, which caught on fire and ignited a carpet and a couch.
    • The wet weather put the dampeners on most of the grass fires that ignite during the usually drier summer months.
    • The fire, believed to have started when a cigarette ignited petrol, began in the shed behind the home of the Maxwell family in the Poleglass district of the city.

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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.