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Verb: agitate  'a-ji,teyt
  1. Try to stir up public opinion
    - foment, stir up
  2. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    - 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
    "She is agitating for women's rights";
    - crusade, fight, press, campaign, push
  4. Move very slightly
    "He agitated in his seat";
    - stir, shift, budge, scooch [informal]
  5. Move or cause to move back and forth
    "The chemist agitated the flask vigorously";
    - shake
  6. Change the arrangement or position of
    - vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up

Derived forms: agitating, agitates, agitated

Type of: advertise, advertize [US, non-standard], displace, disturb, flack [N. Amer, informal], move, promote, provoke, push, stimulate, trouble, upset

Antonym: calm down

Encyclopedia: Agitate