- to excite, stir up, or rouse anew: efforts to rekindle their romance; comments that rekindled her anger.
- to cause to begin burning again; ignite again: Never use gasoline to rekindle a fire.
- to begin to burn again; ignite again: She is worried about a fire rekindling.
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Examples from the Web for rekindle
But privately, according to Trierweiler, Hollande slithered back and attempted to rekindle the mortally wounded relationship.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex
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Impossible to tell the stories, to rekindle the grander times.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
This is an ugly reason to rekindle hope, but let's take what we can get.Understanding John Kerry's Logic
July 22, 2013
Gatsby, with the help of Carraway, attempts to rekindle his romance with Daisy.‘The Great Gatsby’ Debate: Is Baz Luhrmann’s Film Genius or Rubbish?
Marlow Stern, Isabel Wilkinson
May 11, 2013
Closet Hookup Baptisms may symbolize new life, but Olivia and Fitz use the opportunity to rekindle their forbidden romance.‘Scandal’: The 11 Craziest Moments on Shonda Rhimes’s ABC Show (Video)
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Perhaps not, said the voice, but if her love should wane how would you rekindle it?The Fifth String
John Philip Sousa
Through me, through me flow the streams of grace to recreate and rekindle.Dreamers of the Ghetto
When they were stronger, he helped them to rekindle the fire.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children
Then, to rise again it would only be necessary to rekindle the fire.Chatterbox, 1905.
A day or two after this however came news of which the effect was to rekindle it.The Marriages
- to arouse or cause to be aroused againrekindle the romance in your relationship
- to set alight or start to burn again
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Word Origin and History for rekindle
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