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foment

(fō-mĕnt′)
tr.v. fo·mented, fo·menting, fo·ments
1. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.

fo·ment′er n.
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The issue was really sensitive and every individual was required to play a role in thwarting bids to foment trouble in Karachi, observed the former student leader.
The lie that Jews foment wars while getting others to fight in them is an old one.
Zarqawi was to foment sectarian violence,'' he said, referring to the former leader of al-Qaida in Iraq killed by a U.
I believe we should start with empathy -- empathy not toward a single human being who makes hurtful statements, but toward the underlying circumstances that foment bigotry.
Spencer shared with Zenit how false ideas about the Crusades are being used by extremists to foment hostility to the West today.
The list covers the expression of views which foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in pursuit of beliefs; provoke others to commit terrorist acts; foment serious criminal activity; or foster hatred which could lead to "inter-community violence" here.
The final list now covers the expression of views which foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in pursuit of particular beliefs; provoke others to commit terrorist acts; foment serious criminal activity; or foster hatred which could lead to "inter-community violence" in the UK.
Yet, it is the technological innovations fire insurers adopted and innovated that, in the end, helped foment an effective understanding of how to prevent and fight fires.
We negotiate with the system and try to get the most out of it, but at the same time we take care to foment a culture of respect,' says Chinnock.
There was also a segment of the church that had hoped to hear stronger language used regarding church leaders who cross provincial boundaries without permission and foment discord and disobedience to local (or even national) church structures.
But the Humanist is out to foment dialogue, which sometimes requires exploring new territory and shaking things up.