Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To relight (a fire).
  • transitive v. To revive or renew: rekindled an old interest in the sciences.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To kindle once again.
  • v. To revive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To kindle again.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To kindle again; set on fire anew.
  • To inflame again; rouse anew.
  • To take fire or be animated anew.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. kindle anew, as of a fire
  • v. arouse again

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Examples

  • Their goal was to "rekindle" the vision shared by Gorbachev and Reagan at Reykjavik.

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  • Wow -- talk about trying to "rekindle" the magic of the Straight Talk Express, as The Washington Post put it today.

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  • I think you'll find with each passing year you'll find fewer and fewer people who are willing to kind of rekindle those, re-fight those fights.

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  • CONAN: Was there a moment … Mr. ISLAM: Only sometimes, I - yeah, I was going to say sometimes I go back to some of my old melodies, and they kind of rekindle, you know, interesting little ideas.

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  • And indeed, let's not discount bin Laden's ability to kind of rekindle the war a terrorism, or other of the terrorists also.

    CNN Transcript Jan 27, 2002

  • Yet no amount of personal enthusiasm could "rekindle" the German war effort while it was burdened with that rigid departmentalisation, bounded by the frontiers of privilege and personal jealousy which had been multiplying since 1938.

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  • Wherefore -- Greek, "For which cause," namely, because thou hast inherited, didst once possess, and I trust ( "am persuaded") still dost possess, such unfeigned faith [Alford]. stir up -- literally, "rekindle," "revive the spark of"; the opposite of

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  • Marc, rather unexpectedly, seemed to "rekindle" things with Troy and take on more responsibility at

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  • Holger Schmieding, chief European economist at BofA Merrill in London, says the ECB is "underestimating the strength of the upturn" and further gains in asset prices could "rekindle" the central bank's concerns about overheating in the economy.

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  • As many as 37\% of Indian adults, the highest in the world, actually managed to 'rekindle' a dormant romantic relationship thanks to the internet.

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