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Meaning & Definition of Agitate in English

English

Agitate

/æʤətet/

verb

1. Try to stir up public opinion

    synonym:
  • agitate
  • ,
  • foment
  • ,
  • stir up

2. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

  • "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
    synonym:
  • agitate
  • ,
  • rouse
  • ,
  • turn on
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • commove
  • ,
  • excite
  • ,
  • charge up

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • crusade
  • ,
  • fight
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • campaign
  • ,
  • push
  • ,
  • agitate

4. Move very slightly

  • "He shifted in his seat"
    synonym:
  • stir
  • ,
  • shift
  • ,
  • budge
  • ,
  • agitate

5. Move or cause to move back and forth

  • "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"
  • "My hands were shaking"
    synonym:
  • shake
  • ,
  • agitate

6. Change the arrangement or position of

    synonym:
  • agitate
  • ,
  • vex
  • ,
  • disturb
  • ,
  • commove
  • ,
  • shake up
  • ,
  • stir up
  • ,
  • raise up