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  Definition of agitate
  1. change the arrangement or position of
  2. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
  3. move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
  4. move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"
  5. try to stir up public opinion
  6. 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 fa
Similar Words: vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up, rouse, turn on, charge, excite, charge up, shake, stir, shift, budge, foment, crusade, fight, press, campaign, push

 

Hyponyms: beat, scramble, toss, roil, rile, poke, hype up, psych up, bother, pother, electrify, fluff up, plump up, shake up, fan, tremble, tremor, quake, palpitate, convulse, sparge, succuss, concuss, rattle, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, jactitate, jiggle, joggle, wiggle, rumpus

 

Grouped Verbs: advertise, advertize, promote, push

 

Derivational Morphology: excitation, excitement, bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick, turn-on, arousal, rousing, wag, waggle, shake, shaker, shaking, shift, shifting, fomentation, instigation, agitator, fomenter, energy, push, get-up-and-go, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort, champion, fighter, hero, paladin, reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist

 

 
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