meaning of agitate

agitate meaning in General Dictionary

to maneuver with a violent irregular activity since the wind agitates the sea to agitate liquid in a vessel

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  • use yourself continually, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or participate in a crusade for a certain cause or individual; be a recommend for
  • replace the arrangement or position of
  • reason to be agitated, excited, or roused
  • move or cause to go forward and backward
  • move very slightly
  • make an effort to stir up public opinion
  • to go with a violent, irregular activity; because, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
  • To move or actuate.
  • To stir up; to interrupt or excite; to perturb; because, heu000du000a ended up being significantly agitated.
  • to go over with great earnestness; to debate; because, a conflict hotly agitated.
  • To revolve in the mind, or view in most its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to story; as, politicians agitate hopeless designs.

agitate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1580s, "to interrupt," from Latin agitatus, previous participle of agitare "to put in constant motion, drive forward, impel," frequentative of agere "to go, drive" (see agitation). Literal feeling of "move backward and forward, shake" is from 1590s. Associated: Agitated; agitating.


agitate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To maneuver with a violent, irregular action; because, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.

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  • (v. t.) To move or actuate.
  • (v. t.) To stir-up; to interrupt or excite; to perturb; since, he had been greatly agitated.
  • (v. t.) To go over with great earnestness; to debate; since, a controversy hotly agitated.
  • (v. t.) To revolve into the brain, or view in every its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to story; as, politicians agitate hopeless designs.

Sentence Examples with the word agitate

They would agitate by means of the so-called National Masonry, or National Patriotic Society as it was afterwards called, for the restoration of the full kingdom of Poland.

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