1. cause to start burning
    The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds
  2. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    arouse pity
    evoke sympathy
    raise a smile
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How To Use enkindle In A Sentence

  • The call put out by the Prime Minister enkindled our blood.
  • When Hurricane Kat blew through the Big Easy three years ago, my Irish rose up and my curiosity was enkindled. On the Road Again
  • Disastrous miscalculations and conflict can enkindle violent wildfires.
  • It is you, O Agni most youthful, whom, once enkindled, the Gods have chosen as messenger, conveyer of oblations.
  • Then spoke the woman whose child was the living one to the king, for her love was enkindled toward her son, and she said, “O my lord, give her the living child, but do not slay it.” The Ten Commandments
  • Come, Holy Spirit, and enkindle in my heart the fire of God's love.
  • By the third rill, which is an inpouring heat, the supreme will has been enkindled in tranquil love, and has been endowed with great riches. The Adornment of the Spritual Marriage
  • When their husbands died in the battles and enemies invaded their forts, they would enkindle wood fire and jump into it to join their husbands in the next world.
  • May God, through the merits and intercession of Saint Monica, increase our faith, strengthen our hope, and enkindle the fire of charity in our hearts.
  • The ominous and subtle variations are unnerving as they enkindle vague senses of dread.
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