Complete Definition of "agitate"

English

Etymology
Latin agitatus, p. p. of agitare to put in motion, fr. agere to move: compare with French agiter. See Act, Agent.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /Ëæ.ʤɪ.tet/

Transitive verb
en-verb|agitat|ing

  1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel. ``Winds . . . agitate the air.'' --Cowper.
  2. To move or actuate. [R.] --Thomson.
  3. To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.

#: The mind of man is agitated by various passions. --Johnson.

  1. To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated. --Boyle.
  2. To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.

Synonyms
To move; shake; excite; rouse; disturb; distract; revolve; discuss; debate; canvass.

Translations
German: aufwühlen


Italian

Adjective
agitate f

  1. feminine of|agitato#Italian|agitato

Category:Italian adjectives

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