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Enkindle Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    enkindle v
  1. cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds" [syn: kindle, conflagrate, inflame]
  2. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse, elicit, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke]
Enkindle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Enkindle \En*kin"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enkindled; p. pr. & vb. n. Enkindling.]
  1. To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle. --Shak.
  2. To excite; to rouse into action; to incite. To enkindle the enthusiasm of an artist. --Talfourd.

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* Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul. - Saint Teresa of Avila


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