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Synonyms for fomentfoʊˈmɛnt

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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, foment, raise up, press, incite, charge up, crusade, set off, push, budge, heat

  2. foment(verb)

    bathe with warm water or medicated lotions

    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

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

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