Agitate appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
- "Deliver pots Ron made Brett upset at!" I gasp, as saps agitate, sputter, bedamn or stop, reviled.
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Definition of the verb agitate
What does agitate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: agitated | agitating | agitates
- try to stir up public opinion
- cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
- examples: The bad news will agitate him | The good news will agitate her
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] The clown amused [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown amused the children [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] [Adjective] That movie bored me silly [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Oblique] The clown amused the children with his antics [Cause, genitive]'s [Oblique] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown's antics amused the children [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Adverb] Little children amuse easily
Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): abash, affect, afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agonize, alarm, alienate, amaze, amuse, anger, annoy, antagonize, appall, appease, arouse, assuage, astonish, astound, awe, baffle, befuddle, beguile, bewilder, bewitch, boggle, bore, bother, bug, calm, captivate, chagrin, charm, cheer, chill, comfort, concern, confound, confuse, console, content, convince, cow, crush, cut, daunt, daze, dazzle, deject, delight, demolish, demoralize, depress, devastate, disappoint, disarm, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, disgrace, disgruntle, disgust, dishearten, disillusion, dismay, dispirit, displease, disquiet, dissatisfy, distract, distress, disturb, divert, dumbfound, elate, electrify, embarrass, embolden, enchant, encourage, enervate, engage, engross, enlighten, enliven, enrage, enrapture, entertain, enthrall, enthuse, entice, entrance, exasperate, excite, exhaust, exhilarate, fascinate, fatigue, faze, flabbergast, flatter, floor, fluster, frighten, frustrate, gall, galvanize, gladden, gratify, grieve, harass, harm, haunt, hearten, horrify, humble, humiliate, hurt, hypnotize, impair, impress, incense, inflame, infuriate, inspire, insult, interest, intimidate, intoxicate, intrigue, invigorate, irk, irritate, jade, jar, jollify, jolt, lull, madden, menace, mesmerize, miff, molest, mollify, mortify, move, muddle, mystify, nauseate, nettle, numb, obsess, occupy, offend, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pacify, pain, peeve, perplex, perturb, pester, pique, placate, plague, please, preoccupy, provoke, puzzle, quench, rankle, ravish, reassure, recharge, refresh, rejuvenate, relax, relieve, repel, repulse, revitalize, revolt, rile, roil, ruffle, sadden, satiate, satisfy, scandalize, scare, shake, shame, shock, sicken, sober, solace, soothe, spellbind, spook, stagger, startle, stimulate, sting, stir, strike, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, tantalize, taunt, tease, tempt, terrify, terrorize, threaten, thrill, throw, tickle, tire, titillate, torment, torture, touch, transfix, transport, trouble, try, unnerve, unsettle, uplift, upset, vex, weary, worry, wound, wow.
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- synonyms of agitate: charge / charge up / commove / excite / rouse / turn on
- antonym of agitate: calm
- more generic words: disturb / trouble / upset = move deeply
- more specific terms:
- 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
- move very slightly
- move or cause to move back and forth
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonym of agitate: shake
- more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
- more specific terms:
- fluff up / plump up / shake up = make fuller by shaking
- fan = agitate the air
- tremble = move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
- tremor / quake = shake with seismic vibrations
- palpitate = cause to throb or beat rapidly
- convulse = shake uncontrollably
- sparge = agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
- shake up / succuss = shake
- concuss = shake violently
- rattle = shake and cause to make a rattling noise
- thrash about / thresh about / jactitate / convulse / thrash / thresh / slash / toss = move or stir about violently
- jiggle / joggle / wiggle = move to and fro
- change the arrangement or position of
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of agitate: commove / disturb / raise up / shake up / stir up / vex
- more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the verb agitate
- To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
- [rare] To move or actuate. --Thomson.
- To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
- To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated. --Boyle.
- To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
Agitate is a musical group.
- album: "Six Brew Bantha / Agitate"
"Agitate" is a musical album of Axis.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agitate
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by Philippe C. Schmitter
Juliao was quoted as complaining, "To agitate is a beautiful thing. To organize is what is difficult."97 As a consequence of this haphazard attitude toward administration and of ideological factionalism, the various state and local associations ...
in two parts. I.- Efïk and English. II.- English and Efïk
To agitate ; to ruffle, as a breeze the surface of water. Ofim enyefie akpa, v ...
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
— chemistry Stint—scrimp, skimp Stipulated condition/stipulation—proviso Stir— prison Stir—agitate, rouse Stir emotionally—excite Stir from inactivity—rouse Stir fry ...
by Charlotte Buxton
agitate v. 1 worry; disturb.
by Robert B. Costello
agitate. twentieth century might be known as the age of the computer. Noun. 0 1. To make or become old: Having a hard life can age a person. 2. To become ready to be used: Some cheese tastes better after it ages. Verb. age (aj) noun, plural ...
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Usage statistics about agitate
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb agitate:
Comparison of usage frequency between the verb agitate and its most common antonym:
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Quotes about Agitate
A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom -- it's gone. (Edward R. Murrow)
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Scrabble value of A1G2I1T1A1T1E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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