Synonyms for Foment:
n.bring down, defect, chase, blacklist, destabilize, boycott, demonstrate, dislodge. pique, work up, egg on, touch off, spur. •foment (noun)
agitate, stir up.
study at incite.
move, work up, instigate, spark, provoke.
drive, motivate, coerce, compel, nag, stress, oblige, intimidate, spark, incite, impel, propel, daunt, pressure, dictate, push, bulldoze, browbeat, press, cause, bully, urge, dragoon, mandate, goad, galvanize, hijack, stimulate.
fire, touch off, energize, jolt, galvanize.
stimulate, stir up, incite, goad, encourage, agitate, spur.
impel, prompt, egg on, trigger.
entice, heave, hurl, provoke, hurtle, fling, instigate, pitch, jolt, shove, magnetize, catapult, lob, move, nudge, encourage, force, jog, knock, punch, hasten, prompt, ferment, throw, shoot, jerk, ram, thrust, jostle, strike, fire, induce, sling, energize, trigger, inspire, launch, prod, bump, poke.
Usage examples for foment
Thereupon the New Panama Canal Company became alarmed because it would lose $ 40, 000, 000 in case the United States turned from Panama to Nicaragua, and its agents busied themselves on the isthmus in the attempt to foment a break between Colombia and its province of Panama; the people of Panama became aroused because their chief source of future profit lay in their strategic position between the two oceans; and the President was concerned because Congress would soon meet and might insist on the Nicaragua route or at least greatly delay progress. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley