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agitating Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; agitate; foment.
  2. verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; agitate; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
  3. verb 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
    campaign; agitate; fight; push; crusade; press.
    • The liberal party pushed for reforms
    • She is crusading for women's rights
    • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
  4. verb move very slightly
    budge; shift; stir; agitate.
    • He shifted in his seat
  5. verb move or cause to move back and forth
    agitate; shake.
    • The chemist shook the flask vigorously
    • My hands were shaking
  6. verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; disturb; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.
  7. adjective satellite causing or tending to cause anger or resentment
    provoking; agitative.
    • a provoking delay at the airport
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