- 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[transitive] agitate somebody to make someone feel angry, anxious, or nervous This remark seemed to agitate her guest.
- 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.
NAmE//ˈædʒəˌteɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they agitate
he / she / it agitates
past simple agitated
-ing form agitating