Synonyms for agitate:
Other synonyms and related words:
whip up, shake up, embarrass, hinge on, dumbfound, reposition, boycott, wave, vex, fight down, devolve on, buck, flutter, contract, accuse, compress, fire up, chase, adjure, destabilize, exhort, crowd, heat, squeeze, annoy, put forward, load, point, fluff up, touch, get off, irritate, compact, distract, invoke, swing, riot, nonplus, revolt, ignite, level, bestir, get to, march, bandy, unhinge, instigate, bear down, tilt, run, baffle, derail, weightlift, advertise, mix, demonstrate, flap, weight-lift, joggle, struggle, advertize, blacklist, rag, worry, labour, consign, push, fret, drive out, shoot, startle, rout out, send, change over, entreat, bump around, promote, budge, totter, foment, charge up, press, switch on, wake up, force, pitch, nettle, trip, labor, reel, threshing, institutionalize, defend, brandish, puzzle, oppose, blame, commit, alarm, energise, conjure, beseech, reorganise, awaken, transfer, hasten, commove, urge on, escape from, bear on, hinge upon, hagride, thrill, canvass, wake, jiggle, rile, discuss, depend upon, shake off, chafe, file, defect, burden, iron, depend on, urge, undo, stupefy, concuss, jounce, weigh, sway, interrupt, raise, charge, trip out, bother, gravel, institutionalise, bid, flummox, reorganize, bill, stir up, rock, bewilder, discomfort, call forth, lodge, mystify, constrict, shook, fight, nark, move, contend, saddle, change, conjure up, tug, didder, subvert, incite, succuss, rebel, vibrate, call down, crusade, wobble, rise, stick, lurch, pose, unsettle, disrupt, fight back, raise up, waken, beat, force out, argue, plump up, take the field, get, judder, stir up trouble, tremble, amaze, press out, campaign, ride, tear, perplex, shift, careen, drive, appoint, switch, shock, evoke, dislodge, bring up.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
disorganize, jumble, scatter, muss, disturb, dishevel, muddle, displace, ruffle, blur, toss, rumple, mislay, roughen, hash, clutter, discompose, disorder, tumble, roil, meddle, capsize, botch, swirl, ferment, derange, disarrange, mess, misplace, confuse, confound, ripple, convulse, tousle, mix up, tamper, scramble, whip, dislocate, whisk, rummage.
disturb, trouble someone (verb)
shake physically (verb)
foment, stir up.
Usage examples for agitate:
- Twice he bethought him of telling Deborah all about it; but she looked so comfortable and composed, as she sat there darning his socks, that he thought it would be a pity to disturb and agitate her. - "Caught in a Trap", John C. Hutcheson.
- He is a hot- blooded human creature, with more than his share of the passions and desires which agitate the heart of man, and so he is prone at times to have fits of depression and despair. - "The Irish at the Front", Michael MacDonagh.
- Fear of disturbing his daughter in her happiness, longing to rejoice in the sight of this happiness, alike agitate him. - "Boris Lensky", Ossip Schubin.