kindle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “kindle” in the English Dictionary

"kindle" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈkɪn.dl̩/

kindle verb (FIRE)

[T] to ​cause a ​fire to ​startburning by ​lightingpaper, ​wood, etc.

kindle verb (FEELING)

[T often passive] literary to ​causestrongfeelings or ​ideas in someone: Her ​imagination was kindled by the ​excitingstories her ​grandmother told her.
(Definition of kindle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kindleverb [T]

 us   /ˈkɪn·dəl/
to ​cause a ​fire to ​startburning: fig.Greatliterature kindled ​their imaginations (= made them ​work).
(Definition of kindle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kindle”
in Spanish encender…
in Vietnamese đốt lửa…
in Malaysian memarakkan…
in Thai จุดไฟ…
in French allumer, enflammer…
in German entzünden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 点燃…
in Indonesian menyalakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燃點…
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