To stir to action or feeling
While his wife's influence could not increase the latter, it was successfully exerted to foment and embitter the former.
The principal believed that Drake would be more likely to foment the fight than John, so he called him into the office first.
The younger sister knows exactly how to foment a disagreement between her older brothers.
The riot downtown began to foment nervous feelings in the local residents.
To ease her aching back, the doctor told Jen to foment the area with a heat pack.