Foment Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Foment

To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
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To provoke and urge on:
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Mix ingredients.
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To stimulate as if by electric shock; rouse; stir; spur
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To cause someone to have (a feeling or reaction); elicit or arouse:
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To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
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To cause or persuade (to act, do, say, speak, etc.); prompt
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To serve as a nurse.
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To nurture or bring up offspring; or to provide similar parental care to an unrelated child.
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(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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To put into motion or activity; stir up
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To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
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To be affected by inflammation.
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Pique is defined as to arouse someone's interest, curiosity or resentment.
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To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
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The definition of a prompt is a cue given to someone to help him remember what to say, or is something that causes another event or action to occur.
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Propel is defined as to cause to move forward or onward.
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To anger, irritate, or annoy
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(Idiomatic) To make angry.
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To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive.
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To stimulate is to excite, to invigorate or to spark someone's interest.
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(Idiomatic) To start; to cause, especially used for unstable situations that may magnify if disturbed.
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To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
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To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
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The definition of agitate is to move something around in a forceful or violent movement.
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To stimulate feelings.
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To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence.
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To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
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Start is defined as to begin, set out to appear or to move suddenly.
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To begin to show signs of activity; begin to come to life
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To foment with such a cloth or sponge.
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Antonyms for Foment

To come to an end; stop:
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To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
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To persuade somebody not to do something.
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To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
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To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
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To suppress, to put an end to (something); to extinguish. [from 14th c.]
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To repress is to suppress something such as a thought, feeling or emotion.
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To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
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Words Related to Foment

Promote is defined as to contribute to the growth of something or to sell by advertising.
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To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
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Find another word for foment. In this page you can discover 46 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for foment, like: instigate, incite, stir-up, galvanize, inspire, motivate, move, nurse, cease, stop and discourage.