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Meaning of AGITATE

Pronunciation:  'aji`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
  2. [v]  change the arrangement or position of
  3. [v]  move or cause to move quickly back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
  4. [v]  move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"
  5. [v]  try to stir up public opinion
  6. [v]  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"

AGITATE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: budge, campaign, charge, charge up, commove, commove, crusade, disturb, excite, fight, foment, press, push, raise up, rouse, shake, shake up, shift, stir, stir up, stir up, turn on, vex
 Antonyms: calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
 See Also: advertise, advertize, beat, bother, concuss, convulse, displace, disturb, electrify, fan, fluff up, hype up, jactitate, jiggle, joggle, move, move, palpitate, plump up, poke, pother, promote, provoke, psych up, quake, rattle, rile, roil, rumpus, scramble, shake up, slash, sparge, stimulate, succuss, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss, toss, tremble, tremor, trouble, upset, wiggle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ag"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agitated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Agitating}.] [L. agitatus, p. p. of agitare to put in
motion, fr. agere to move: cf. F. agiter. See {Act},
1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind
   agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel. ``Winds .
   . . agitate the air.'' --Cowper.

2. To move or actuate. [R.] --Thomson.

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

         The mind of man is agitated by various passions.

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

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

Syn: To move; shake; excite; rouse; disturb; distract;
     revolve; discuss; debate; canvass.

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 Related Terms: actuate, afflict, air, argue, arouse, assail, attack, beat, beat up, blow the coals, bother, bounce, broach, bug, burden, campaign, canvass, churn, churn up, concern, concuss, consider, convulse, debate, disarrange, discept, discombobulate, discomfit, discomfort, discompose, disconcert, dispute, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, drive, electrify, embroil, exasperate, excite, fan, fan the flame, feed the fire, ferment, fire, flurry, fluster, flutter, foment, frazzle, fret, fuss, give concern, heat, heat up, impassion, impel, incense, incite, inflame, instigate, irritate, jar, joggle, jolt, jounce, load with care, moot, move, nettle, paddle, peeve, perturb, perturbate, pique, press, promote, provoke, psych, push, put to it, put up to, rally, rattle, rile, ripple, rock, roil, roughen, rouse, ruffle, rumple, set on, shake, shake up, shock, sic on, spook, stagger, stir, stir the embers, stir up, swirl, thrash out, throw, throw into confusion, tickle, trouble, unhinge, unnerve, unsettle, untune, upset, ventilate, whet, whip, whip up, whisk, work up