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1. agitate

verb. ['ˈædʒəˌteɪt'] try to stir up public opinion.

Synonyms

  • stimulate
  • foment
  • rumpus
  • provoke

Antonyms

  • enter
  • hop out
  • push
  • raise

Etymology

  • agitatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Agitate

  • acetate
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  • debilitate
  • decapitate
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  • downstate
  • facilitate
  • felicitate
  • gestate
  • gravitate
  • hesitate
  • homestate
  • imitate
  • incapacitate
  • irritate

Example sentences of the word agitate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Submerge the cut dill flowers in cold water and agitate gently to remove any dirt.

2. Verb, base form
When this happens, the washer may still agitate normally but remain still during the spin cycle.

Quotes containing the word agitate


1. And when demigods use cell phones, the signals agitate every monster within a hundred miles. It's like sending up a flare: Here I am! Please rearrange my face!
- Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

2. Death, my son, is a good thing for all men; it is the night for this worried day that we call life. It is in the sleep of death that finds rest for eternity the sickness, pain, desperation, and the fears that agitate, without end, we unhappy living souls.
- Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Paul et Virginie

2. agitate

verb. ['ˈædʒəˌteɪt'] cause to be agitated, excited, or roused.

Synonyms

  • bother
  • electrify
  • rouse
  • psych up
  • charge up
  • charge
  • commove
  • hype up
  • turn on
  • disturb
  • upset
  • trouble
  • pother

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride
  • follow

Etymology

  • agitatus (Latin)

3. agitate

verb. ['ˈædʒəˌteɪt'] 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.

Synonyms

  • advertise
  • crusade
  • advertize
  • promote
  • campaign
  • fight
  • press

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange
  • disengage
  • wind

Etymology

  • agitatus (Latin)

4. agitate

verb. ['ˈædʒəˌteɪt'] move very slightly.

Synonyms

  • stir
  • budge
  • move

Antonyms

  • rise
  • precede
  • advance
  • rush

Etymology

  • agitatus (Latin)

5. agitate

verb. ['ˈædʒəˌteɪt'] change the arrangement or position of.

Synonyms

  • stir up
  • poke
  • toss
  • vex
  • commove
  • raise up
  • shake up
  • scramble
  • roil
  • disturb
  • displace
  • move
  • rile

Antonyms

  • cry
  • depress
  • strengthen
  • descend

Etymology

  • agitatus (Latin)

6. agitate

verb. ['ˈædʒəˌteɪt'] move or cause to move back and forth.

Synonyms

  • convulse
  • thrash about
  • toss
  • wiggle
  • shake
  • jiggle
  • move
  • joggle
  • concuss
  • thresh
  • palpitate
  • tremble
  • thresh about
  • shake up
  • slash
  • plump up
  • succuss
  • quake
  • rattle
  • jactitate
  • fan
  • thrash
  • fluff up
  • tremor

Antonyms

  • fall
  • ascend
  • go
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • agitatus (Latin)
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