Dictionary Definition

'agitate'

Definition of 'agitate'
From: WordNet
verb
Try to stir up public opinion [syn: agitate, foment, stir up]
verb
Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks" [syn: agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up] [ant: calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize]
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" [syn: crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate]
verb
Move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat" [syn: stir, shift, budge, agitate]
verb
Move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking" [syn: shake, agitate]
verb
Change the arrangement or position of [syn: agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up]
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