Synonyms for agitate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : aj-i-teyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈædʒ ɪˌteɪt

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Définition of agitate

Origin :
  • 1580s, "to disturb," from Latin agitatus, past participle of agitare "to put in constant motion, drive onward, impel," frequentative of agere "to move, drive" (see agitation). Literal sense of "move to and fro, shake" is from 1590s. Related: Agitated; agitating.
  • verb shake physically
  • verb disturb, trouble someone
Example sentences :
  • In 1831, a movement was on foot to agitate the question of abolishing slavery.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • I see how the questions that agitate this country interest you.
  • Extract from : « Lord Kilgobbin » by Charles Lever
  • We cannot be judges of his policy, or the great events which agitate Europe.
  • Extract from : « Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • "When we get back home we can agitate for a mission to come here," Tance said.
  • Extract from : « The Gun » by Philip K. Dick
  • Under that law every problem you agitate here is already solved.
  • Extract from : « The Crimson Tide » by Robert W. Chambers
  • If there is no law punishing the offence, agitate until you get one.
  • Extract from : « A Book for All Readers » by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • The most trifling thing must agitate one who has been so very, very ill.
  • Extract from : « Olive » by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Yet, why be so alarmed, why should this single question so agitate her?
  • Extract from : « The Mask » by Arthur Hornblow
  • All that the tempest could do was to agitate the ray of light, and change it into lightning.
  • Extract from : « Napoleon the Little » by Victor Hugo
  • I trust our Agricultural papers will agitate this improvement.
  • Extract from : « Glances at Europe » by Horace Greeley

Antonyms for agitate

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