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spark

noun

spark

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spark

  1. 1 to give off sparks the broken radio sparked and smoked the instant it was plugged in Synonyms scintillate, sparkle Related Words flash, shine, twinkle; blaze, burn, combust, flame, flare (up), glow, light (up), radiate, scintillate

  2. 2 to cause to function interesting questions that are designed to spark the reader's brain Synonyms actuate, crank (up), drive, move, run, set off, activate, start, touch off, trigger, turn onRelated Words kick over, turn over; charge, electrify, energize, fire, fuel, generate, power, push; discharge, launch, release, switch, trip; reactivate, recharge; arouse, excite, jump-start, kick-start, stimulate, vitalize; ignite, incite, instigate, provoke, quicken, stir up; accelerate, catalyze, speed (up), step upNear Antonyms arrest, brake, check, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stick, stop; decelerate, repress, slow, stunt, suppressAntonyms cut, cut out, deactivate, kill, shut off, turn off

  3. 3 to rouse to strong feeling or action President Kennedy's inspirational speeches sparked a generation of young idealists to enter the public arena Synonyms arouse, encourage, excite, fire (up), impassion, incite, instigate, move, pique, rev (up), provoke, stimulate, stirRelated Words fan, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, trigger; activate, animate, drive, energize, galvanize, induce, inspire, key (up), motivate, motive, pump up, quicken, set off, vitalize; abet, ferment, foment, raise, whip (up); anger, enrage, madden, upset; jeer, taunt, tease; aggravate, annoy, bother, exasperate, gall, get, irritate, vexNear Antonyms calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate


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