Definition of agitate:
- To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated.
- To move or actuate.
- To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
- To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
- To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
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derange (part of speech: verb)
- agitate (part of speech: verb)
- excite (part of speech: verb)
- frighten (part of speech: verb)
- invigorate (part of speech: verb)
But the excitement of the evening broke Lance's sleep, and the next day he was quite ill; while Felix not only saw that he must not be left, but perceived after the first that Sister Constance's warning ought to be respected, and that an arrival would only agitate Cherry's nerves.- "The Pillars of the House, V1", Charlotte M. Yonge.
- "How and When to Be Your Own Doctor", Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon.
As you see the wind only agitate the green leaf upon the bough, while the leaf which has lain withered and seared on the ground, bruised and trampled upon till the sap and life are gone, is suddenly whirled aloft- now here- now there- without stay and without rest; so the love which visits the happy and the hopeful hath but freshness on its wings!- "The Last Days of Pompeii", Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.