Synonyms for agitate

Synonyms for (verb) agitate

Synonyms: stir up, commove, agitate, disturb, vex, raise up, shake up

Definition: change the arrangement or position of

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: turn on, rouse, excite, charge, charge up, commove, agitate

Definition: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Usage: The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

Similar words: trouble, disturb, upset

Definition: move deeply

Usage: This book upset me; A troubling thought


Synonyms: shake, agitate

Definition: move or cause to move back and forth

Usage: The chemist shook the flask vigorously; My hands were shaking

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: budge, shift, stir, agitate

Definition: move very slightly

Usage: He shifted in his seat

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: agitate, foment, stir up

Definition: try to stir up public opinion

Similar words: provoke, stimulate

Definition: provide the needed stimulus for


Synonyms: crusade, press, push, fight, campaign, agitate

Definition: 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

Usage: The liberal party pushed for reforms; She is crusading for women's rights; The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Similar words: push, promote, advertise, advertize

Definition: make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Usage: The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model; The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops