Textual thesaurus for "stir up"

(verb) set off, incite, instigate

provoke or stir up

incite a riot; set off great unrest among the people

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

change the arrangement or position of

(verb) inflame, ignite, heat, wake, fire up

arouse or excite feelings and passions

The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor; The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world; Wake old feelings of hatred

(verb) agitate, foment

try to stir up public opinion