Synonyms and Antonyms of brew
to bring (something volatile or intense) into being
- They accused her of deliberately trying to brew dissension within the rank and file.
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, vitalize
bridle, check, constrain, curb, discourage, hold, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, tame
allay, calm, quiet, settle, soothe, still, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
to be about to happen
- There's trouble brewing in the department.
advance, approach, close in, draw on, gather, near
hang, hover, lower (also lour), menace, overhang, threaten
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