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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.

From Ozy

At the same time, TV ad buyers are growing agitated by linear TV’s supply and demand dynamic.

From Digiday

Voters’ short-term memory is why we’re seeing Democrats agitating to take action.

By that night, protesters and demonstrators gathered to express their outrage, and were further agitated as police pepper-sprayed them.

From Vox

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.

From Digiday

He is always calling on “we,” “the population,” or “the people” to rally in the streets and agitate for a better future.

Zamora was handsome, passionate, and used his time on The Real World to educate and agitate.

Their leaders said some 20,000 people turned out to agitate in the Russian capital; officials put the number lower, around 8,000.

When they are out of power Republicans agitate to cut taxes and oppose tax increases.

An American first lady was embracing a brand known for its willingness to push boundaries, to agitate, and even to offend.

I suppose they didn't want to agitate the duke until the last moment and couldn't find Harold until this morning.

This is a painful thought, which, I believe, does much agitate his Majesty now and afterwards.

She herself continued to agitate Cecil and the council by the favours she lavished on Leicester.

These, and other more subtile questions--like the nature of angels--began to agitate the convent in the ninth century.

That question we are too wise to agitate, until the country recovers somewhat from the anxieties and perplexities of the war.


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On this page you'll find 171 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to agitate, such as: disturb, beat, churn, concuss, convulse, and rock.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.