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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 of spark scintillate, sparkle Words Related to spark 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 of spark actuate, crank (up), drive, move, run, set off, activate, start, touch off, trigger, turn onWords Related to spark 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 of spark arrest, brake, check, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stick, stop; decelerate, repress, slow, stunt, suppressAntonyms of spark 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 of spark arouse, encourage, excite, fire (up), impassion, incite, instigate, move, pique, rev (up), provoke, stimulate, stirWords Related to spark 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 of spark calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate



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