agitate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause to move with physical violence or abrupt power.
    • To disturb; disturb: had been agitated because of the alarming development.
    • To arouse desire for (an underlying cause, as an example) by utilization of the written or talked term; discussion.
    • To move with a violent, irregular action
    • to go or actuate.
    • To stir-up; to disturb or stimulate; to perturb.
    • to talk about with great earnestness; to debate.
    • To revolve in head, or view in most its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to story.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To stir up public curiosity about an underlying cause: agitate for a tax reduction.
  • verb:
    • to go with a violent, unusual activity; since, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate liquid in a vessel.
    • to maneuver or actuate. --Thomson.
    • To stir up; to disturb or stimulate; to perturb; because, he was considerably agitated.
    • to talk about with great earnestness; to debate; since, a controversy hotly agitated. --Boyle.
    • To revolve when you look at the brain, or view in every its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to land; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
    • replace the arrangement or place of
    • move very a little
    • exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to get an end or take part in a crusade for a particular cause or person; be an advocate for
    • move or cause to go backwards and forwards
    • you will need to stir up public opinion
    • cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
  • others:
    • to go or actuate; take care of the action of.
    • To move backward and forward; impart regular motion to.
    • to go or force into violent unusual action; shake or move briskly; excite physically: as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate liquid in a vessel.
    • To interrupt, or stimulate into tumult; perturb.
    • to talk about: debate; phone attention to by speech or writing: as, to agitate the question of free trade.
    • to think about on all edges; revolve in mind, or view in most its aspects; plan.
    • Synonyms and also to rouse, stir up, ruffle, discompose.5 and also to canvass, deliberate upon.
    • To engage in agitation; arouse or make an effort to arouse public interest, such as some governmental or social question: as, he attempted to agitate in the united kingdom.

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