Definition of agitate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    agitate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈædʒəˌteɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they agitate
     
    he / she / it agitates
     
    past simple agitated
     
    -ing form agitating
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive, transitive] to argue strongly for something you want, especially for changes in a law, in social conditions, etc. synonym campaign agitate (for/against something) political groups agitating for social change agitate to do something Her family is agitating to have her released from custody.
  2. 2[transitive] agitate somebody to make someone feel angry, anxious, or nervous This remark seemed to agitate her guest.
  3. 3[transitive] agitate something (technology) to make something, especially a liquid, move around by stirring or shaking it Agitate the mixture to dissolve the powder.
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