There are other demagogues there now who have and continue to foment war.
Moreover, critics say that the army has historically done little but brutalise its own citizenry and foment instability.
To foment revolution, with a drip-drip of snarky stories about corruption.
They are trying to foment a revolution, and they don't feel guilty about that, not one bit.
On his travels, he began to foment revolution among the rural poor.
But this less-than-militant atmosphere has not prevented some groups from seeking to foment trouble.
The hundreds of thousands individuals who tweeted and commented weren't seeking to overthrow the government or foment revolution.
They found that they could propagate their leavening by saving a bit of unused dough to sow the seeds of foment in the next batch.
Often, she seems to want to foment conflict, as if she were arranging toy soldiers on a wee battlefield.
Many books have recently appeared on terrorism that serve to foment anxiety.
British Dictionary definitions for foment
to encourage or instigate (trouble, discord, etc); stir up
(med) to apply heat and moisture to (a part of the body) to relieve pain and inflammation
fomentation (ˌfəʊmɛnˈteɪʃən) noun fomenter, noun
Both foment and ferment can be used to talk about stirring up trouble: he was accused of fomenting/fermenting unrest. Only ferment can be used intransitively or as a noun: his anger continued to ferment (not foment); rural areas were unaffected by the ferment in the cities
C15: from Late Latin fōmentāre, from Latin fōmentum a poultice, ultimately from fovēre to foster
c.1400 (implied in fomentation), from M.Fr. fomenter, from L.L. fomentare, from L. fomentum "warm application, poultice," from fovere "to warm, cherish, encourage." Extended sense of "stimulate, instigate" (1620s) was in the French. Related: Fomented; fomenting.