Textual thesaurus for "agitate"

(verb) stir up, commove, disturb, vex, raise up, shake up

change the arrangement or position of

(verb) turn on, rouse, excite, charge, charge up, commove

cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

(verb) shake

move or cause to move back and forth

The chemist shook the flask vigorously; My hands were shaking

(verb) budge, shift, stir

move very slightly

He shifted in his seat

(verb) foment, stir up

try to stir up public opinion

(verb) crusade, press, push, fight, campaign

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

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