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1. ignite  (verb) 
arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees'' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"

  Also known as: inflame, stir up, wake, heat, fire up


  More Specific:
ferment - work up into agitation or excitement


  More Generic:
    arouse     elicit     enkindle     kindle     evoke     fire     raise     provoke


2. ignite  (verb) 
cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"

  Also known as: light


  Cause:
    burn
    combust


  More Specific:
light up / fire up / light - begin to smoke
reignite - ignite anew, as of something burning
kindle / enkindle / conflagrate / inflame - cause to start burning
light up - ignite
flare up - ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down


  More Generic:
    burn     combust


  Opposite of:
    snuff out     blow out     extinguish     quench


3. ignite  (verb) 
start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"



  More Specific:
blow out - erupt in an uncontrolled manner
catch - start burning
light up - start to burn with a bright flame


  More Generic:
    change state     turn


  Verb Group:
    burn     combust


 

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