Wednesday, November 20, 2002
foment transitive verb [foh-MENT; FOH-ment] To nurse to life or activity; to incite; to abet; to instigate; -- often in a bad sense.
Definitions for foment
- To nurse to life or activity; to incite; to abet; to instigate; -- often in a bad sense.
- Fomentation; the act of fomenting.
- State of excitation.
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Citations for foment
Cynical politicians may even foment conflicts among groups to advance their own power.
Here, over many cups of coffee and other brews, John Adams, James Otis, and Paul Revere met to foment rebellion, prompting Daniel Webster to call it "the headquarters of the Revolution."