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Synonyms for foment
foʊˈmɛntfo·ment

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitate, foment, stir upverb

    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. fomentverb

    bathe with warm water or medicated lotions

    "His legs should be fomented"

    Synonyms:
    stir up, agitate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fomentverb

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

  2. fomentverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fomentverb

    Synonyms:
    encourage, instigate, nurse, stupe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "foment":

    instigate

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How to use foment in a sentence?

  1. The Justice Department on Tuesday:

    Inciting or conspiring to foment a violent attack on the United States Congress is not within the scope of employment of a Representative -- or any federal employee.

  2. Jenna Ellis:

    The state bars will see through this thinly veiled tactic to foment a chilling effect upon lawyers from doing our job and zealously representing clients that are political and even controversial, democrats don't have to agree with President Trump's opinions and claims, but that is not a basis upon which to sanction his lawyers.

  3. 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.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

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

  5. 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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