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agitate

verb

1 agitate

Try to stir up public opinion.

synonyms: foment, stir up.

Roget 461: make inquiry etc. n.; inquire, ask, seek, search.    look for, look about for, look out for; scan, reconnoiter, explore, sound, ... show more

Dutch: ageren



2 agitate

Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused.

synonyms: charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on.

Dutch: opwarmen, verontrusten

3 agitate

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.

synonyms: campaign, crusade, fight, press, push.

Roget 682: be active etc. adj.; busy oneself in; stir, stir about, stir one's stumps; bestir oneself, rouse oneself; speed, hasten, peg away, lay about one, ... show more

4 agitate

Move very slightly.

synonyms: budge, shift, stir.

Dutch: bewegen, meegaan, toegeven

5 agitate

Move or cause to move back and forth.

synonym: shake.

Dutch: schokken, schudden

6 agitate

Change the arrangement or position of.

synonyms: commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up, vex.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: actuate, afflict, air, argue, arouse, assail, attack, beat, beat up, blow the coals, bother, bounce, broach, bug, burden, campaign, canvass, churn, churn up, concern ... show more.

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