Foment: Transitive Verb
Difficulty Level: Medium
Meaning: refers to treating with warm water or by applying ointment. To instigate
1. The US has made several attempts in fomenting a coup against the Fidel Castro government in Cuba.
2. During his announcement Saturday, Ortega also accused Washington of trying to foment a coup against Morales.
abc NEWS, Nicaragua's Ortega Says No Meeting With Bush, MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 14, 2008