Synonyms of flare in English:

flare


See definition of flare

noun

1‘the flare of the match lit up his face’

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blaze, flash, dazzle, glare, burst
unsteady flame, flicker, glimmer, shimmer, gleam

2‘a helicopter spotted a flare set off by the crew’

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distress signal, rocket, Very light, beacon, light, flashlight, signal

3‘Kelly felt a flare of anger within her’

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burst, rush, attack, eruption, explosion, bout, spasm
rare access

4‘a skirt with a flare’

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widening, spread

verb

1‘a match flared as he lit a cigarette’

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blaze, flash, flare up, flame, burn unsteadily, burn violently, burn up
gleam, glow, glisten, sparkle, glitter, flicker, glimmer, scintillate

2‘her nostrils flared’

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spread, broaden, widen, get wider, expand, splay
dilate

Phrases

    flare up

    1‘the wooden houses flared up like matchsticks’


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    literary


    archaic


    2‘the injury flared up again at the end of the year’


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    3‘I flared up at him right off’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    vulgar slang


    ANTONYMS

    keep one's temper, remain calm