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Synonyms of 'spark'

(noun) 
Definition
a fiery particle thrown out from a fire or caused by friction
Sparks flew in all directions.
Synonyms
flicker
I saw the flicker of flames.
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flash
a sudden flash of lightning
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gleam
There was a gleam of hope for a peaceful settlement.
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glint
glints of sunlight
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flare
The flare of fires lights up the blacked-out streets.
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scintillation
(noun) 
Definition
a trace or hint
Even Oliver felt a tiny spark of excitement.
Synonyms
trace
Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
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hint
I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face.
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scrap
a fire fuelled by scraps of wood
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atom
one carbon atom attached to four hydrogens
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jot
It doesn't affect my judgement one jot.
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vestige
She had lost every vestige of her puppy fat.
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scintilla
(verb) 
Definition
to cause to start
What was it that sparked your interest in horses?
Synonyms
start
Who started the fight?
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stimulate
I was stimulated to examine my deepest thoughts.
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provoke
His comments have provoked a shocked reaction.
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excite
I only take on work that excites me.
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inspire
What inspired you to change your name?
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stir
I was intrigued by him, stirred by his intellect.
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trigger (off)
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set off
It set off a storm of speculation.
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animate
There was little about the game to animate the crowd.
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rouse
He did more to rouse the crowd than anybody else.
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prod
a tactic to prod the government into spending more on education
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kick-start
He has chosen to kick-start the economy by slashing interest rates.
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set in motion
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kindle
These poems have helped kindle the imagination of generations of children.
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touch off

Additional synonyms

in the sense of animate
Definition
to make lively
There was little about the game to animate the crowd.
Synonyms
kick-start (informal),
breathe life into,
gee up,
vitalize,
vivify,
inspirit
in the sense of atom
Definition
a very small amount
one carbon atom attached to four hydrogens
in the sense of excite
Definition
to make (a person) feel so happy that he or she is unable to relax because he or she is looking forward eagerly to something
I only take on work that excites me.

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