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Meaning of agitate

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: try to stir up public opinion [syn: {agitate}, {foment},
           {stir up}]
      2: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker
         charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks" [syn:
         {agitate}, {rouse}, {turn on}, {charge}, {commove}, {excite},
         {charge up}] [ant: {calm}, {calm down}, {lull}, {quiet},
         {quieten}, {still}, {tranquilize}, {tranquillise},
      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}, {agitate}]
      4: move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat" [syn: {stir},
         {shift}, {budge}, {agitate}]
      5: move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the
         flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking" [syn: {shake},
      6: change the arrangement or position of [syn: {agitate}, {vex},
         {disturb}, {commove}, {shake up}, {stir up}, {raise up}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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