agitate, foment, stir up(verb)
try to stir up public opinion
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
bathe with warm water or medicated lotions
"His legs should be fomented"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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Translations for foment
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- دامن زدن بهPersian
- borogat, szítsanakHungarian
- 醸成, 胎動Japanese
- разжигать, [[класть]] [[примочки]] или [[припарки]], провоцировать, подстрекать, побуждатьRussian
- nära, befordra, badda, underblåsa, instigeraSwedish
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