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Definition of Agitate


  1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
  2. To move or actuate.
  3. To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
  4. To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated.
  5. To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.

Agitate Quotations

Agitate! Agitate! Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation - the one is life, the other death.
Ernestine Rose

I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach.
William Cobbett

Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.
Susan B. Anthony

By silencing the mind, we can experience real peace. As long as various kinds of thoughts agitate the brain, we don't experience 100 percent peace.
Henepola Gunaratana

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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Agitate Translations

agitate in Dutch is agiteren, opruien, ophitsen, opstoken
agitate in Finnish is kiihottaa
agitate in Latin is permoveo, concutio
agitate in Portuguese is agite
agitate in Spanish is agitar, debatir
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