Kindle vs Vivify - What's the difference?

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Kindle is a related term of vivify.

As verbs the difference between kindle and vivify

is that kindle is to start (a fire) or light (a torch, a match, coals, etc) while vivify is to bring to life.

As a noun kindle

is (obsolete) a group of kittens.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A group of kittens.
  • A kindle of kittens.


    * clowder, glaring


  • To start (a fire) or light (a torch, a match, coals, etc.).
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • And then it was that I first perceived the danger in which I stood; for there was no hope of kindling a light, and I doubted now whether even in the light I could ever have done much to dislodge the great slab of slate.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame.}}
  • (figuratively) To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).
  • (obsolete) To bring forth young; to give birth.
  • * (Shakespeare)
  • * Holland
  • The poor beast had but lately kindled .


    * (to start a fire): ignite * (to arouse): arouse, inspire


    * (to start a fire): douse, extinguish * (to arouse): dampen


    * * * English collective nouns




  • To bring to life.
  • To impart vitality.