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Synonyms for foment
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitate, foment, stir up(verb)

    try to stir up public opinion

    Synonyms:
    fight, wake, fire up, commove, turn on, shake up, ignite, agitate, shake, rouse, disturb, vex, stir, campaign, excite, stir up, inflame, charge, shift, instigate, raise up, press, incite, charge up, crusade, set off, push, budge, heat

  2. foment(verb)

    bathe with warm water or medicated lotions

    "His legs should be fomented"

    Synonyms:
    stir up, agitate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foment

    To promote (Latin pro, forward, and moveo, move) is to cause to move forward toward some desired end or to raise to some higher position, rank, or dignity. We promote a person by advancing, elevating, or exalting him to a higher position or dignity. A person promotes a scheme or an enterprise which others have projected or begun, and which he encourages, forwards, furthers, pushes, or urges on, especially when he acts as the agent of the prime movers and supporters of the enterprise. One who excites a quarrel originates it; to promote a quarrel is strictly to foment and urge it on, the one who promotes keeping himself in the background. Compare ABET; QUICKEN.

    See synonyms for ABASE; ALLAY.

    Synonyms:
    advance, aid, assist, elevate, encourage, exalt, excite, forward, foster, further, help, prefer, promote, push, push on, raise, urge forward, urge on

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foment

    Synonyms:
    excite, cherish, fan, propagate, encourage

    Antonyms:
    allay, extinguish, discourage, extirpate, quench

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foment(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stupe, bathe with warm lotions, apply warm lotions to

  2. foment(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    excite, encourage, abet, stimulate, brew, stir up

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foment(v)

    Synonyms:
    encourage, instigate, nurse, stupe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    instigate

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How to use foment in a sentence?

  1. Wasserman Schultz:

    His comments today were worse than opportunistic and inappropriate politicking in the wake of the terrible tragedy in Brussels -- they were a shameful display of hate that only serves to foment anger and make the world less secure.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The plan of the two Congresswomen is only to damage Israel and to foment against Israel.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    I think you make more of it than there is in our caucus to be honest, the press loves to foment unease in the Democratic Party. We are very united about for the people, lower health care cost, bigger paychecks, HR 1, cleaner government.

  4. Fernando Melendez:

    The only thing foreign companies have done is pollute and foment distrust among local populations, we don't see any benefits and remain an impoverished region.


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