foment - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/fəʊˈment/
present tense
I/you/we/theyfoment
he/she/itfoments
present participlefomenting
past tensefomented
past participlefomented
  1. to encourage people to have angry feelings or to protest or fight

    He was blamed for fomenting war in the Balkans.