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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

  1. try to stir up public opinion
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of agitate: foment / stir up
    • more generic words: provoke / stimulate = provide the needed stimulus for
    • more specific word: rumpus = cause a disturbance
  2. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
  3. 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
  4. move very slightly
    • example: The crowds agitate in the streets
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of agitate: budge / shift / stir
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  5. move or cause to move back and forth
  6. change the arrangement or position of

Alternative definition of the verb agitate


  1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
  2. [rare] To move or actuate. --Thomson.
  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. --Boyle.
  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 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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Google previewThe Anglo American (1844)

The Allegretto Agitate is a very sweet movement, and the Adagio Religioso in ...

Google previewCrossword 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Applied Chemistry (1905)

by Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe

Oil solution, Agitate with dilute HS0, and separa". Wash residual aqueous liquid no longer reddens litmus. F. solution of oil in other. Add a few drops of phenolphthalein solution. Thengradually, with repeated shaking, a solution of 2 ...

Google previewDictionary of the Efïk Language, in Two Parts (1862)

I. Efïk and English, II. English and Efïk by Hugh Goldie

To agitate ; to ruffle, as a breeze the surface of water. Ofi'm enyeiie akpa, ...

Google previewDictionary of the Efïk language, (1874)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language ... (1839)

by Samuel Johnson

(see AGITATE and AGIratios), that which may be ...

Google previewHazardous Materials Dictionary, Second Edition (1994)

by Ronny J. Coleman

Adulterated Agitate way that the substance is only available slowly. Clay and highly organic materials tend to adsorb pesticides rather than absorb them. Adulterated Contaminated or made impure. Advance of a Signal (RR) The side of the ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

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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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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