AskDefine | Define rekindle

Dictionary Definition



1 kindle anew, as of a fire
2 arouse again; "rekindle hopes"; "rekindle her love"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To kindle once again.
  2. To revive.
    After being abroad for a decade, when he came back he rekindled is obsession with cricket.


To revive

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bank, bring back, bring to, burn, call back, conflagrate, enkindle, fan the flame, feed, feed the fire, fire, ignite, inflame, kindle, light, light up, reactivate, reanimate, recall to life, recharge, recruit, refresh, regenerate, reheat the ashes, reinspire, rejuvenate, relight, relume, renew, renovate, resurrect, resuscitate, retrieve, revitalize, revive, revivify, rewarm, set fire to, set on fire, stir the embers, stir the fire, stoke, stoke the fire, strike a light, torch, touch off, warm over, warm up
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