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Word of the week: schüren

Updated: Mar 5, 2021

etw. [Akk.] schüren

verb: to incite/fuel sth


This sophisticated (and figurative) verb means ‘to ignite/incite/magnify something’, and is commonly used in the sense of provoking someone or something. You can use it also to talk about the real activity of stoking a fire.

Also --> das Schüren von Ängsten = scaremongering

  • Es ist tragisch zu merken, wie die Medien eher das Feuer schüren würden, anstatt objektive Informationen zu vermitteln. = It is tragic to note how the media would rather fuel the fire instead of providing unbiased information.

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