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enkindle (third-person singular simple present enkindles, present participle enkindling, simple past and past participle enkindled)

  1. To kindle; to arouse or evoke.
    • 1603-06, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 3:
      That, trusted home, might yet enkindle you unto the crown, besides the Thane of Cawdor.
    • 1809, Philip Freneau, "Occasioned By a Legislation Bill proposing a Taxation upon Newspapers":
      "By them enkindled, every heart grew warm, / "By them excited, all were taught to arm,