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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How to use rekindle in a sentence
In Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve, which premieres December 5, Corinne returns home for Christmas where she rekindles a romance with her college sweetheart.Kyla Pratt’s Real Life Is As Romantic As The Lifetime Movie She Stars In | cmurray | December 4, 2020 | Essence.com
LeBron James and the Lakers will play host to Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center, rekindling a crosstown rivalry between two of the Western Conference’s top contenders.NBA opening-week schedule features LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant for Christmas | Ben Golliver | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Couples Game, an app designed to rekindle the spark in your relationship, allows you to get flirty with your partner while answering questions.
Narratively, “Valhalla” rekindles the classic lore of the series.‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ impressions: Rekindling the spirit of the series | Elise Favis | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Other birds who mate for life, especially birds of prey, must rekindle their relationship with their mate each year, with display flights and other courtship activities.Three love stories about birds that will delight your heart | Laura Erickson | November 6, 2020 | Popular-Science
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 | Lizzie Crocker | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a result, the British clamored to explore the north, rekindling that long-held dream of finding a Northwest Passage.
Ted Cruz loves rekindling the story of Ronald Reagan as a political roadmap for Republican revitalization.
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 | Ali Gharib | May 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A common pursuit of old men is the rekindling of those days when life was yet to be conquered.
The brute in him recognized the dormant passions of his grandfather, now rekindling.Cursed | George Allan England
For in thy womb rekindling shone the love Reveal'd, whose genial influence makes now This flower to germin in eternal peace!The Vision of Paradise, Complete | Dante Alighieri
At the opening of this present century, both of these national churches began to show a marked rekindling of religious fervour.
Poor Major Andr, engaging as he was, is not worth the rekindling forgotten animosities.Cyrus W. Field; his Life and Work | Isabella Field Judson
Then he began to look about him; his heaving chest subsided, and there was a rekindling of the strange blue eyes.The History of David Grieve | Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for rekindle
to arouse or cause to be aroused again: rekindle the romance in your relationship
to set alight or start to burn again
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