agitate, foment, stir up(verb)
try to stir up public opinion
agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up(verb)
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate(verb)
exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
"The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
stir, shift, budge, agitate(verb)
move very slightly
"He shifted in his seat"
move or cause to move back and forth
"The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up(verb)
change the arrangement or position of
To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
``Winds . . . agitate the air. --Cowper.
To move or actuate. --Thomson.
To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
The mind of man is agitated by various passions. --Johnson.
To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated. --Boyle.
To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
Origin: From agitatus, past participle of agitare, from agere. Compare with French agiter. See act, agent.
to move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel
to move or actuate
to stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated
to discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated
to revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
aj′i-tāt, v.t. to keep moving: to stir violently: to disturb: to discuss, or keep up the discussion of a question.—n. Agitā′tion, commotion: perturbation of mind: discussion: public excitement.—adj. Ag′itative.—n. Ag′itator, one who excites or keeps up a public agitation. [L. agitāre, freq. of agĕre, to put in motion. See Act.]
The numerical value of agitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of agitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Don't agitate them. Don't let them agitate you, I don't want nobody to get hurt.
I have news for The Palestinians : you can not agitate and provoke your way to a state.
The question of suffrage is one which is likely to agitate the public so long as a portion of the citizens of the nation are excluded from its privileges in any State.
A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom -- it's gone.
The maths would suggest that were the oil price at or above $80 then Shell would be snaring BG for a very attractive price, while the total determination is of course dependent on the level of Shell shares at the time of issuance to BG shareholders, above $80 its not inconceivable that BG shareholders could start to agitate for a higher bid or indeed a competing bid.
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