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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To excite or activate. To make someone feel anxious, upset, and nervous. Also: to shake or mix a liquid quickly.

Usage examples (36)
  • The fury of storm and of wind agitate only the surface of the sea.
  • The real question which this Society wishes to agitate is whether they do not furnish the best remedy for settling all disputes.
  • Meanwhile, the Warburgs demanded that American Jews not '' agitate '' against the Hitler government, or join the organized boycott.
  • He said AWB members were fearful and that the black group were "playing politics" and were there to "agitate" them. for more
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