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brew

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of brew

  1. 1 to bring (something volatile or intense) into being they accused her of deliberately trying to brew dissension within the rank and file Synonyms abet, incite, ferment, foment, instigate, pick, provoke, raise, stir (up), whip (up)Related Words advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote, sow, stimulate; detonate, set, set off, trigger; excite, galvanize, inflame (also enflame), inspire, motivate, rouse; activate, energize, enliven, fire, invigorate, jazz (up), liven (up), pep (up), quicken, stimulate, vitalizeNear Antonyms bridle, check, constrain, curb, discourage, hold, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, tame; allay, calm, quiet, settle, soothe, still, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize)

  2. 2 to be about to happen there's trouble brewing in the department Synonyms loom, impendRelated Words advance, approach, close in, draw on, gather, near; hang, hover, lower (also lour), menace, overhang, threatenNear Antonyms abate, decline, de-escalate, die down, diminish, disappear, dwindle, ebb, fade, fall, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, vanish, wane; fall back, pass, recede, retreat, withdraw



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