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Verb: stir up
  1. Try to stir up public opinion
    - agitate, foment
     
  2. Arouse or excite feelings and passions
    "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world";
    - inflame, wake, ignite, heat, fire up
     
  3. Change the arrangement or position of
    - agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, raise up
     
  4. Provoke or stir up
    "stir up a riot";
    - incite, instigate, set off

Derived forms: stirring up, stirs up, stirred up

See also: stir

Type of: arouse, displace, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, move, provoke, raise, stimulate