I verb abet, agitate, aid, arouse, awaken, call forth, encourage, engender, enkindle, excite, ferment, fire, foster, fovere, galvanize, goad, impassion, incite, infect, inflame, infuse life into, inspirit, instigate, kindle, promote, provoke, rouse, set astir, stimulate, stir, stir up, urge, wake up, waken, work up II index abet, agitate (activate), cause, conduce, incite, outbreak, outburst, stimulate

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  • Foment — Fo*ment , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fomented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fomenting}.] [F. fomenter, fr. L. fomentare, fr. fomentum (for fovimentum) a warm application or lotion, fr. fovere to warm or keep warm; perh. akin to Gr. ? to roast, and E. bake.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foment — Fo ment, n. 1. Fomentation. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. State of excitation; perh. confused with ferment. He came in no conciliatory mood, and the foment was kept up. Julian Ralph. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foment — [fō ment′] vt. [ME fomenten < OFr fomenter < LL fomentare < L fomentum, poultice < fovere, to keep warm < IE * dhogwh < base * dhegwh , to burn > Sans dáhati, (it) burns, MIr daig, fire] 1. to treat with warm water, medicated …   English World dictionary

  • Fomēnt — (v. lat.), warmer Umschlag; daher Fomentiren warme Umschläge machen; Fomentation, so v.w. Bähung; Fomentativ, Bähung erzeugend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fomént — (Fomentation, lat.), warmer Umschlag (s. Bähung); fomentieren, bähen, warm halten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fomént — (lat.), warmer Umschlag; Fomentation, s.v.w. Bähung; fomentatīv, bähend, Bähung erzeugend; fomentieren, bähen, warmhalten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Foment — Foment, lat. deutsch, warmer Umschlag; F.ation, Bähung; f.ativ, bähend; f.iren, bähen, warm umschlagen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • foment — (v.) early 15c., apply hot liquids, from O.Fr. fomenter (13c.) apply hot compress (to a wound), from L.L. fomentare, from L. fomentum warm application, poultice, contraction of *fovimentum, from fovere to warm; cherish, encourage (see FEVER (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • foment — abet, *incite, instigate Analogous words: goad, spur (see corresponding nouns at MOTIVE): stimulate, quicken, excite, galvanize, *provoke: nurture, *nurse, foster, cultivate Antonyms: quell Contrasted words: *suppress, repress: check, curb, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • foment — [v] instigate, provoke abet, agitate, arouse, brew, cultivate, encourage, excite, fan the flames*, foster, goad, incite, nurse, nurture, promote, quicken, raise, set, set on, sow the seeds*, spur, start, stimulate, stir up, whip up*; concepts… …   New thesaurus

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