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Ignite vs. Kindle — What's the Difference?

Ignite vs. Kindle — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ignite and Kindle

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Ignite

To cause to burn
The spark plug ignites the fuel.
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Kindle

To build or fuel (a fire).
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Ignite

To set fire to
Faulty wiring ignited the attic.
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Kindle

To set fire to; ignite.
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Ignite

To arouse the passions of; excite
The insults ignited my anger.
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Kindle

To cause to glow; light up
The sunset kindled the skies.
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Ignite

To bring about or provoke suddenly; stir up
The news report ignited a controversy.
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Kindle

To arouse (an emotion, for example)
"No spark had yet kindled in him an intellectual passion" (George Eliot).
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Ignite

To begin to burn
Had trouble getting the wet tinder to ignite.
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Kindle

To catch fire; burst into flame.
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Ignite

(transitive) to set fire to (something), to light (something)
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Kindle

To become bright; glow.
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Ignite

(transitive) to spark off (something), to trigger
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Kindle

To become inflamed.
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Ignite

(intransitive) to commence burning.
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Kindle

To be stirred up; rise.
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Ignite

To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; often said of incombustible or infusible substances.
To ignite iron or platinum
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Kindle

To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
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Ignite

To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.
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Kindle

A brood or litter, especially of kittens.
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Ignite

To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; - often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.
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Kindle

(transitive) To start (a fire) or light (a torch, a match, coals, etc.).
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Ignite

To take fire; to begin to burn.
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Kindle

To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).
He kindled an enthusiasm for the project in his fellow workers.
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Ignite

Cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat;
Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter
Light a cigarette
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Kindle

To begin to grow or take hold.
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Ignite

Start to burn or burst into flames;
Marsh gases ignited suddenly
The oily rags combusted spontaneously
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Kindle

To bring forth young; to give birth.
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Ignite

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
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Kindle

A group of kittens.
A kindle of kittens.
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Kindle

(of an animal) pregnant
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Kindle

To bring forth young.
The poor beast had but lately kindled.
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Kindle

To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings.
His breath kindleth coals.
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Kindle

Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame.
So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither.
Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
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Kindle

To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.
When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
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Kindle

To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.
On all occasions where forbearance might be called for, the Briton kindles, and the Christian gives way.
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Kindle

Catch fire;
The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles
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Kindle

Cause to start burning;
The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds
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Kindle

Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);
Arouse pity
Raise a smile
Evoke sympathy
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