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synonyms for foment

  • abet
  • arouse
  • brew
  • incite
  • whip up
  • agitate
  • cultivate
  • encourage
  • excite
  • foster
  • goad
  • nurse
  • nurture
  • promote
  • quicken
  • raise
  • set
  • spur
  • start
  • stimulate
  • fan the flames
  • set on
  • sow the seeds
  • stir up
See also synonyms for: fomenter
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antonyms for foment

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  • deter
  • discourage
  • calm
  • conclude
  • condemn
  • depress
  • destroy
  • dissuade
  • end
  • finish
  • ignore
  • lull
  • neglect
  • quiet
  • repress
  • stop
  • tranquilize
  • cease
  • dampen
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How to use foment in a sentence

Brand safety isn’t a new topic with 2021, but it’s taking on more importance as companies work to avoid any potential fallout from being seen parallel to extremist political movements that have fomented on social media platforms like Facebook.
FACEBOOK TESTING BRAND SAFETY TOPIC EXCLUSIONS FOR ADVERTISERSCAROLYN LYDENJANUARY 29, 2021SEARCH ENGINE LAND
He complained of election fraud before anyone had even voted, and he fomented that lie afterward in his defeat.
HOW TO AVOID ANOTHER ELECTION YEAR LIKE 2020JEN KIRBYJANUARY 15, 2021VOX
We must not allow an American president to walk away without repercussions for the violence and insurrection he fomented.
HARVARD, STANFORD, YALE: DENOUNCE SEDITION OF YOUR GRADUATESPETER ROSENSTEINJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The Lincoln Project will also target advertising for these corporations’ workers, hoping to “destabilize the companies’ operations by fomenting employee rebellions,” said Steve Schmidt, co-founder of the Lincoln Project.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE SYSTEM ROCKED AS FIRMS PAUSE OR HALT CONTRIBUTIONS AFTER ELECTION RESULTS CHALLENGEDTODD FRANKEL, JEFF STEIN, TONY ROMMJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Following reports of genocide in Myanmar, Facebook banned the country’s top general and other military leaders who were using the platform to foment hate.
USERS, NOT TECH EXECUTIVES, SHOULD DECIDE WHAT CONSTITUTES FREE SPEECH ONLINEAMY NORDRUMJANUARY 9, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
This entails taking stock of the ways in which the US has fomented a cultural backlash both against liberal democracy at home and the liberal world order abroad.
AS THE WORLD WATCHES US ELECTION, THE APPEAL OF AMERICA IS DIMINISHEDLGBTQ-EDITORNOVEMBER 2, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
In the spring, they proved themselves capable of disrupting democracy, fomenting armed standoffs at the Capitol that caused the state to cancel a legislative session.
MICHIGAN KIDNAPPING PLOT, LIKE SO MANY OTHER EXTREMIST CRIMES, FORESHADOWED ON SOCIAL MEDIACRAIG TIMBERG, ISAAC STANLEY-BECKEROCTOBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Jenny brought in a large basin of warm water and began to foment it first, touching it so tenderly.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
There will always be barbarians and cheats who will foment intolerance; but they will not avow it—and that is something gained.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 10 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
They have also a pious ambition for religious ascendancy, and do what they can to foment a holy zeal against Nonconformists.
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WORDS RELATED TO FOMENT

  • agitate
  • alert
  • animate
  • awaken
  • call
  • challenge
  • electrify
  • enliven
  • fire up
  • foment
  • foster
  • goad
  • heat up
  • incite
  • inflame
  • instigate
  • kindle
  • move
  • provoke
  • rally
  • rouse
  • send
  • spark
  • spur
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • thrill
  • turn on
  • wake up
  • waken
  • warm
  • whet
  • whip up
  • work up
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