ignite

ignite(
ihg
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nayt
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to catch fire)
a. prender
If you push the red button, the gas will ignite, and you're ready to grill.Si aprietas el botón rojo, se prende el gas, y estás listo para asar.
b. encenderse
The fumes from the gasoline ignited, and the can burst into flames.Los humos de la gasolina se encendieron, y el bidón estalló en llamas.
c. prenderse fuego
When the candle fell, a curtain ignited and caused the house fire.Cuando la vela cayó, una cortina se prendió fuego y causó el incendio de la casa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to light on fire)
a. encender
A spark ignited the leaked gas, causing an enormous explosion.Una chispa encendió el gas escapado, provocando un estallido enorme.
b. prender fuego a
The train robber ignited the fuse and ran for cover.El ladrón de trenes prendió fuego a la mecha y corrió a ponerse a cubierto.
c. prender
The spelunker ignited a match, revealing a magnificent prehistoric mural on the cave wall.El espeleólogo prendió un fósforo, revelando un magnífico mural prehistórico en la pared de la cueva.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to provoke)
a. encender
The court decision ignited a wave of unrest throughout the city.La decisión judicial encendió una ola de disturbios por toda la ciudad.
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ignite
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (fire, conflict)
a. prender, encender
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (fire, conflict)
a. prender, encenderse
ignite [ɪɡˈnaɪt]
transitive verb
encender; prender fuego a; (LAm)
intransitive verb
encenderse; prender; (LAm)
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