Synonyms for Ferment:

n.

action, adsorb, aerate, assay, behave, behavior, bond, calcify, balanced equation, the carbon cycle. bedlam, catalyst, change, commotion, hubbub, leaven, leavening, pandemonium, tumult, turbulence, uproar, yeast. calm, peace, Sturm Und Drang. boil, bubble, burn, simmer, smolder, The. agitation, uprising (noun)
commotion, disturbance, hubbub, tumult, turbulence, unrest, uproar.
ferment (noun)
agitation, fermentation, fermenting, sour, turn, unrest, work, zymolysis, zymosis.
leaven (noun)
yeast.
leavening (noun)
leavening.
state (noun)
agitation, fermentation, unrest.
stir (noun)
disturbance.
substance causing chemicals to split into simpler substances (noun)
leaven, leavening, simmer, yeast.

v.

change (verb)
work.
derange (verb)
agitate, blur, botch, capsize, churn, clutter, confound, confuse, convulse, derange, disarrange, discompose, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disorganize, displace, disturb, hash, jumble, meddle, mess, mislay, misplace, muddle, muss, perturb, ripple, roil, roughen, ruffle, rummage, rumple, scatter, scramble, swirl, tamper, toss, tousle, trouble, tumble, upset, whip, whisk, mix up.
motivate (verb)
bump, catapult, drive, encourage, energize, entice, fire, fling, foment, force, goad, hasten, heave, hurl, hurtle, impel, induce, inspire, instigate, jerk, jog, jolt, jostle, knock, launch, lob, magnetize, motivate, move, nudge, pitch, poke, prod, prompt, propel, provoke, punch, push, ram, shoot, shove, sling, stimulate, strike, throw, thrust, trigger, urge.
split into simpler substances; be agitated (verb)
boil, bubble, churn, foment, provoke, sour, work.

Other synonyms:

leaven, leavening, Sturm Und Drang. boil, disturbance, smolder. catalyst. bubble, simmer. burn. agitate
perturb.
leaven
yeast.
Other relevant words:
action, adsorb, aerate, agitate, agitation, assay, bedlam, behave, behavior, boil, bond, bubble, burn, calcify, catalyst, change, commotion, disturbance, fermentation, fermenting, hubbub, leaven, leavening, pandemonium, peace, simmer, smolder, sour, Sturm Und Drang, tumult, turbulence, turn, unrest, uproar, work, yeast, zymolysis, zymosis, The.

Usage examples for ferment

  1. There are peats which will ferment of themselves in warm moist weather- even in the bog, giving off ammonia in perceptible though small amount. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  2. She made no further ferment about what had happened. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  3. Nevertheless, the ferment of political and social life had seldom been greater. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward