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agitate


verb
1. try to stir up public opinion (Freq. 2)
Syn:
foment, stir up
Derivationally related forms:
fomentation (for: foment), fomenter (for: foment), agitator
Hypernyms:
provoke, stimulate
Hyponyms:
rumpus
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
2. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused (Freq. 1)
- The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
Syn:
rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up
Ant:
calm
Derivationally related forms:
excitant (for: excite), excitement (for: excite), charge (for: charge), turn-on (for: turn on), rousing (for: rouse), agitative
Hypernyms:
disturb, upset, trouble
Hyponyms:
hype up, psych up, bother, pother, electrify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- The bad news will agitate him
- The good news will agitate her
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
- The liberal party pushed for reforms
- She is crusading for women's rights
- The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
Syn:
crusade, fight, press, campaign, push
Derivationally related forms:
push (for: push), campaign (for: campaign), fighter (for: fight), crusade (for: crusade), crusader (for: crusade)
Hypernyms:
advertise, advertize, promote, push
Verb Group:
advertise, advertize, promote, push
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
4. move very slightly
- He shifted in his seat
Syn:
stir, shift, budge
Derivationally related forms:
shift (for: shift), shifting (for: shift)
Hypernyms:
move
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- The crowds agitate in the streets
5. move or cause to move back and forth
- The chemist shook the flask vigorously
- My hands were shaking
Syn:
shake
Derivationally related forms:
shake (for: shake), shaker (for: shake), shaking (for: shake)
Hypernyms:
move
Hyponyms:
fluff up, plump up, shake up, fan, tremble,
tremor, quake, palpitate, convulse, sparge, succuss,
concuss, rattle, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about,
slash, toss, jactitate, jiggle, joggle, wiggle
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
6. change the arrangement or position of
Syn:
vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
Hypernyms:
move, displace
Hyponyms:
beat, scramble, toss, roil, rile, poke
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something

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