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agitate

 
Verb agitate has 6 senses
  1. agitate, foment, stir up - try to stir up public opinion
    --1 is one way to provoke, stimulate
    Derived form: noun agitator1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up - cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
    --2 is one way to disturb, upset, trouble
    Antonyms: calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will agitate him
    The good news will agitate her
  3. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, 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; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
    --3 is one way to advertise, advertize, promote, push
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. stir, shift, budge, agitate - move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"
    --4 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    The crowds agitate in the streets
  5. shake, agitate - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
    --5 is one way to move
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up - change the arrangement or position of
    --6 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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