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Definition 1: change the arrangement or position of - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for agitate in the sense of this definition

(agitate is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of agitate ) stir vigorously

"beat the egg whites" "beat the cream"

(... is a kind of agitate ) agitate

"toss the salad"

(... is a kind of agitate ) make turbid by stirring up the sediments of

(... is a kind of agitate ) stir by poking

"poke the embers in the fireplace"

Definition 2: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused - [verb of emotion]

Samples where agitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

Synonyms for agitate in the sense of this definition

(agitate is a kind of ...) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of agitate ) get excited or stimulated

"The children were all psyched up after the movie"

(... is a kind of agitate ) make nervous or agitated

"The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

(... is a kind of agitate ) make upset or troubled

(... is a kind of agitate ) excite suddenly and intensely

"The news electrified us"

Definition 3: move very slightly - [verb of motion]

Samples where agitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He shifted in his seat

Synonyms for agitate in the sense of this definition

(agitate is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 4: move or cause to move back and forth - [verb of motion]

Samples where agitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The chemist shook the flask vigorously
  • My hands were shaking

Synonyms for agitate in the sense of this definition

(agitate is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of agitate ) make fuller by shaking

"fluff up the pillows"

(... is a kind of agitate ) move or stir about violently

"The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"

(... is a kind of agitate ) shake and cause to make a rattling noise

(... is a kind of agitate ) shake violently

(... is a kind of agitate ) shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)

(... is a kind of agitate ) agitate by introducing air or compressed gas

"sparge the water"

(... is a kind of agitate ) shake uncontrollably

"earthquakes convulsed the countryside"

(... is a kind of agitate ) cause to throb or beat rapidly

"Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart"

(... is a kind of agitate ) shake with seismic vibrations

"The earth was quaking"

(... is a kind of agitate ) move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

"His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

(... is a kind of agitate ) agitate the air

(... is a kind of agitate ) move to and fro

"Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"

Synonyms for agitate in the sense of this definition

(agitate is a kind of ...) provide the needed stimulus for

(... is a kind of agitate ) cause a disturbance

Samples where agitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The liberal party pushed for reforms
  • She is crusading for women's rights
  • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Synonyms for agitate in the sense of this definition

(agitate has a similar meaning as ...) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

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