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Stir

Pronunciation of Stir
/stˈɜː/, /stˈɜː/, /s_t_ˈɜː/

Antonyms for stir:

deaden, dampen, dishearten, repress, repose, rest, peace, discourage, calm, soothe, tranquilize, quiet.

Synonyms for stir:

Sense 1

harden, galvanize, impress, intermix, reflect on, convince, commix, Impassion, action, invigorate, amalgamate, blow down, rehabilitate, drive away, sear, lead to, brig, coop, banish, brouhaha, blow over, reform, Calaboose, pokey, influence, slammer, windblown, cooler, mix, turn against, effectuate, lance, smite, sensitize, house of correction, admix, engulf, hoosegow, big house, trigger, stalk, desensitize.

Sense 2

prejudice, decide, quicken, prison, jug, merge, commingle, put off, racket, bias, penitentiary, subvert, color, lockup, electrify, uproar, alienate, clink, warp, glide, toss, intermingle, ennoble, confusion, mingle, transport, whirlpool, inform, blend, melt, poach.

Sense 3

generate, turbulence, puncture, skew, grip, sensation, knock out, fuse, blind, inspire.

Sense 4

motion, drift, feed, plant, blow away, blow off, agitation, tumult, cut down, pen, movement.

Sense 5

disorder, beat.

Sense 6

animate, talk, catch.

Sense 7

drive, bring.

Sense 10

give.

Sense 12

fly.

charm

fascinate.

commotion

furor, commotion.

disturb

convulse.

hurly-burly

hurly burly.

influence

impress.

jail

can.

mix

admix, intermix, beat.

move

put forward.

Other synonyms and related words:

foment, turmoil, affect, pother, whirl, unrest, jug, turbulence, hurry, foofaraw, stimulate, bustle, flutter, quicken, touch, excitement, racket, cooler, bluster, can, ado, agitation, hoopla, stir up, animate, tumult, rouse, movement, moil, fire, coop, convulse, hurry-scurry, galvanize, shindy, squall, electrify, waken, provoke, sensitize, hubbub, hoosegow, to-do, inspire, arouse, fuss, motion, bother, excite, uproar, commotion, disturbance, flurry, stew, incite, disturb, shake up, awaken.

Sense 2 (noun)

commix, blend, commingle, intermix, mix, mingle, admix, merge, amalgamate, intermingle, fuse.

Sense 3 (noun)

anger.

Sense 4 (noun)

effectuate, color, decide, grip, lead to, trigger, bring, skew, catch, give, generate.

Sense 5 (noun)

animate, Impassion, inspire.

Sense 8 (noun)

beat.

Sense 9 (noun)

blow over, blow away, windblown, glide, drift, blow down, fly, blow off.

Sense 10 (noun)

brew.

Sense 11 (noun)

engulf.

action (noun)

motion, flurry, rush, commotion.

agitation (noun)

excitement.

excitement (noun)

hoopla.

hoo-hah (noun)

hoo-hah.

motion (noun)

motion.

pother (noun)

pother.

prison (noun)

jail.

state (noun)

splash.

stir (noun)

excite, disruption, bring up, disturbance, evoke, hoo-ha, pother, flutter, commotion, fuss, flurry, put forward, shift, conjure, hustle, furor, budge, conjure up, touch, tumult, shake, movement, pandemonium, flap, invoke, whirl, ado, uproar, racket, call forth, to-do, hurly burly, kerfuffle, agitation, arouse, hoo-hah, shake up, bustle, disorder, call down, agitate, stimulate, disquiet, raise, turmoil.

whirlpool (noun)

whirlpool.

activate (verb)

turn on, stimulate.

affect (verb)

change, sway, perturb, influence, impress, upset, induce, relate.

agitate (verb)

quaver, shake, quake, disquiet, jar, agitate, trouble, convulse, jolt, rock, churn, palpitate, fluster, shiver, shudder, upset, perturb, incite, quiver, twitch.

animate (verb)

inform, fire, invigorate, instigate, encourage.

move (verb)

go, proceed, run, relocate, pass, transfer, transit, budge, course, actuate, move, flow, shift.

stir (verb)

energize, stir up, actuate, affect, inspire, galvanize, drive, excite, shake, rouse, kindle, raise, flutter, hasten, urge, toss, mix, awake, touch, trigger, provoke, arouse, quiver, budge, move, blend, quicken, foment, agitate, disturb, awaken, animate, waken, abet, electrify, wake, beat.

Usage examples for stir:

  • There was a little quick start as he came suddenly to the kitchen door; a hurried stir of feet. - "The Bondboy", George W. (George Washington) Ogden.
  • Well, I've got to stir around. - "Old Ebenezer", Opie Read.
  • Don't stir till I return. - "The Children's Pilgrimage", L. T. Meade.

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