- 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 rekindling
Just four days previously he had mentioned the possibility of rekindling our relationship.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex
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As a result, the British clamored to explore the north, rekindling that long-held dream of finding a Northwest Passage.The Volcano That Rewrote History
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What Ravid doesn't mention is one of Kerry's key accomplishments so far: the rekindling of the Arab Peace Initiative.Israelis And Palestinians Blast Kerry For Peace Efforts
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A common pursuit of old men is the rekindling of those days when life was yet to be conquered.Vintage Summer Reads: Jeffrey Robinson’s Book Bag
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This threat afforded the sultan a pretext for rekindling the war.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)
Hugh woke chilled and stiff, to find Blaise rekindling the fire.The Secret Cache
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The brute in him recognized the dormant passions of his grandfather, now rekindling.Cursed
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But in an instant a rekindling gleam of the embers, hardly quenched, shot over the singer's face.
But I am not a cynic, and I hope for the rekindling of wood-fires, and a return of the beautiful home light from them.Backlog Studies
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- 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 rekindling
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