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ˈædʒ ɪˌteɪtag·i·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitate, foment, stir up(verb)

    try to stir up public opinion

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. stir, shift, budge, agitate(verb)

    move very slightly

    "He shifted in his seat"

  5. shake, agitate(verb)

    move or cause to move back and forth

    "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"

  6. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up(verb)

    change the arrangement or position of

Wiktionary

  1. agitate(Verb)

    To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.

    ``Winds . . . agitate the air. --Cowper.

    Etymology: From agitatus, past participle of agitare, from agere. Compare with French agiter. See act, agent.

  2. agitate(Verb)

    To move or actuate. --Thomson.

    Etymology: From agitatus, past participle of agitare, from agere. Compare with French agiter. See act, agent.

  3. agitate(Verb)

    To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.

    The mind of man is agitated by various passions. --Johnson.

    Etymology: From agitatus, past participle of agitare, from agere. Compare with French agiter. See act, agent.

  4. agitate(Verb)

    To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated. --Boyle.

    Etymology: From agitatus, past participle of agitare, from agere. Compare with French agiter. See act, agent.

  5. agitate(Verb)

    To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.

    Etymology: From agitatus, past participle of agitare, from agere. Compare with French agiter. See act, agent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agitate(verb)

    to move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel

  2. Agitate(verb)

    to move or actuate

  3. Agitate(verb)

    to stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated

  4. Agitate(verb)

    to discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated

  5. Agitate(verb)

    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

  1. Agitate

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of agitate in a Sentence

  1. Israel Nitzan:

    I have news for The Palestinians : you can not agitate and provoke your way to a state.

  2. Lesley McSpadden:

    Don't agitate them. Don't let them agitate you, I don't want nobody to get hurt.

  3. Darren Wright:

    If you make one arrest, that could agitate the crowd and make things worse, if they're not creating violence at the moment and they're not destroying property, we have time on our hands, and we want to try to keep it as peaceful as possible.

  4. Edward R. Murrow:

    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.

  5. Kristian Ulrichsen:

    ( The activists) can't be seen as taking credit for the right to drive. Firstly, it would be taking credit away from the Crown Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.At and also would give the impression that activism pays off, the Crown Prince doesn't want to give that impression, that people can agitate for change and get results.

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