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Definition of the verb rekindle
What does rekindle mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: rekindled | rekindling | rekindles
- kindle anew, as of a fire
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): abase, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, accelerate, acetify, acidify, activate, advance, age, agglomerate, air, alkalify, alter, ameliorate, americanize, amplify, anesthetize, anglicize, animate, apostatize, atomize, attenuate, augment, awake, awaken, balance, beautify, bedew, bifurcate, bisect, blacken, blast, bleach, bloody, blunt, blur, bolshevize, botch, brighten, broaden, burn, burst, calcify, capacitate, capsize, caramelize, carbonize, castrate, categorize, catholicize, cauterize, change, char, cheapen, chill, chlorinate, christianize, circumcise, civilize, clean, clear, clog, close, clouded, coagulate, coarsen, collapse, collect, commercialize, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, construct, contract, cool, correct, corrode, corrugate, corrupt, cremate, crimson, crisp, crumble, crystallize, curdle, dampen, darken, de-escalate, deafen, decelerate, decentralize, decrease, deepen, deflate, defrost, degenerate, degrade, dehumidify, dehydrate, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, depressurize, desalinate, desiccate, destabilize, deteriorate, detonate, devalue, diffract, diffuse, dilate, dilute, dim, diminish, dirty, disintegrate, dislocate, disorganize, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, diversify, divide, domesticate, double, drain, dry, dull, ease, effeminate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, embrocate, empty, emulsify, energize, enhance, enlarge, equalize, equilibrate, eternalize, europeanize, evaporate, even, expand, explode, fade, famish, fatten, federate, feminize, fertilize, fill, firm, flatten, flood, fossilize, fray, freeze, freshen, frost, fructify, fuse, gasify, gelatinize, gladden, granulate, gray, grow, halt, harden, harmonize, hasten, heal, heat, heighten, humidify, hush, hybridize, hydrogenate, ignite, improve, incinerate, increase, incubate, inflate, intensify, invert, iodize, ionize, kindle, laminate, lengthen, lessen, level, levitate, light, lighten, lignify, liquefy, loop, loose, loosen, macerate, magnetize, magnify, mature, mechanize, mellow, melt, mineralize, mobilize, moderate, modernize, modulate, moisten, motorize, muddy, multiply, mute, narrow, nasalize, nationalize, naturalize, neutralize, nitrify, normalize, objectify, obscure, open, operate, ossify, overturn, oxidize, pale, paralyze, pasteurize, perfect, petrify, polarize, polymerize, pop, popularize, proliferate, propagate, publicize, pulverize, purify, purple, putrefy, quadruple, quicken, quiet, quieten, rarefy, reanimate, redden, regularize, reopen, reproduce, resuscitate, reverse, revive, ripen, roughen, rupture, saponify, scorch, sear, secularize, sharpen, short, short-circuit, shorten, shrink, shrivel, shush, shut, sicken, silence, silver, singe, sink, slack, slacken, slim, slow, smooth, soak, sober, soften, solidify, sour, sovietize, sprout, stabilize, standardize, steady, steep, steepen, sterilize, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, submerge, subside, sunburn, sweeten, tame, tan, taper, tauten, tense, thaw, thicken, thin, tighten, tilt, tire, topple, toughen, tousle, tranquilize, treble, triple, ulcerate, unionize, urbanize, vaporize, vary, ventilate, vibrate, vitrify, volatilize, vulcanize, wake, waken, warm, weaken, westernize, wet, whiten, widen, worsen, yellow.
- lexical domain: Weather - verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering
- more generic words: conflagrate / enkindle / inflame / kindle = cause to start burning
- arouse again
Alternative definition of the verb rekindle
- To kindle once again.
- To revive.
"Rekindle" is a 2011 comedy film written and directed by Marios Hamboulides.
- country: United Kingdom
- language: English Language
- production design by Jonathan Hurst
- written by Marios Hamboulides
- casting by Sarah Leung
- edited by Caroline Perjesi
- music by Simon Wallace, Simon Brint
- costume design by Suzanne Barnes
- genre: Comedy
- released in
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by Regina Elliott
To rekindle means to “kindle again" — to ignite, light, set fire to, burst into flame, shake up, jolt, arouse, awaken, inspire, to enliven or energize. As a review we recall that passion means to have a strong, barely controllable emotion, to be eager ...
(and Related Subjects) by K.L. Kosanke, Barry T. Sturman, Robert M. Winokur, B.J. Kosanke
REKINDLE – The ...
Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison
Rekindle, reillumine, relumine, relume, ...
Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot by David Grambs
to: INGEMINATE reject as spurious, to: ATHE- TIZE reject or condemn, to: ASPERNATE reject strongly, to: RESPUE rejoicing or celebrating together: CONGAUDENCE rekindle or relight, to: RELUME related by marriage: AFFINAL related on ...
take up, update 7 correct, freshen, iterate, rebuild, rectify, refresh, remodel, reprise, restart, restore 8 continue, make over, rekindle, retrieve, revivify 9 modernize, refurbish, reinstate, reiterate, resurrect 10 ingeminate, reactivate, recommence, ...
by Maurice Waite
rekindle v. (rekindles, rekindling, rekindled) 1 revive a past feeling, hope, or interest. 2 relight a fire. relapse v. /ri-laps/ (relapses, relapsing, relapsed) 1 (of a sick or injured person) become ill again after a period of improvement. 2 (relapse ...
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- Rekindle the Season
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- Rekindle the Season, Rekindle the Spirit
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- Rekindle the Season
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Quotes about Rekindle
Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community. (John W. Gardner)
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Scrabble value of R1E1K5I1N1D2L1E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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