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  • verbshake physically
  • verbdisturb, trouble someone

synonyms for agitate

  • disturb
  • beat
  • churn
  • concuss
  • convulse
  • rock
  • rouse
  • stir
  • toss
See also synonyms for: agitable / agitated / agitating / agitative
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antonyms for agitate

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  • calm
  • lull
  • quiet
  • soothe
  • tranquilize
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How to use agitate in a sentence

California-based Lost Spirits uses a chemical reactor, while Ohio-based Cleveland Whiskey places its spirits in tanks together with barrel wood, then agitates the mixture and applies pressure.
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At the same time, TV ad buyers are growing agitated by linear TV’s supply and demand dynamic.
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Voters’ short-term memory is why we’re seeing Democrats agitating to take action.
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By that night, protesters and demonstrators gathered to express their outrage, and were further agitated as police pepper-sprayed them.
KENOSHA’S LOOTING IS A SYMPTOM OF A DECREPIT DEMOCRACYAARON ROSS COLEMANSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
That’s been true for YouTube stars who have agitated against its content-recommendation and advertising algorithms as well as Vine stars who saw Twitter allow that platform to wither away.
‘THERE IS A BATTLE GOING ON’: TIKTOK-INSTAGRAM RIVALRY FOR CREATORS HEATING UPTIM PETERSONAUGUST 3, 2020DIGIDAY
I suppose they didn't want to agitate the duke until the last moment and couldn't find Harold until this morning.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
This is a painful thought, which, I believe, does much agitate his Majesty now and afterwards.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
She herself continued to agitate Cecil and the council by the favours she lavished on Leicester.
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These, and other more subtile questions--like the nature of angels--began to agitate the convent in the ninth century.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
That question we are too wise to agitate, until the country recovers somewhat from the anxieties and perplexities of the war.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
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