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  Definition of Stir up
  1. provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
  2. change the arrangement or position of
  3. arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees'' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
  4. try to stir up public opinion
Similar Words: incite, instigate, set off, agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, raise up, inflame, wake, ignite, heat, fire up, foment

 

Hyponyms: raise, beat, scramble, toss, roil, rile, poke, ferment, rumpus

 

Derivational Morphology: fomentation, instigation, instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrand, incitation, incitement, provocation, heat, warmth, passion, inflammation, inflaming, agitator, fomenter

 

Anagrams: purist

 

 
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