To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel. (verb)
Examples of word agitate
The real question which this Society wishes to agitate is whether they do not furnish the best remedy for settling all disputes.
The story, though it will not greatly rouse or deeply agitate, is yet sufficiently interesting to excite and prolong the attention of the reader; and the phraseology is at once correct and appropriate.
People like the McLemores fear that Sam, her mother, and her mother's artist friend, Perry, are in the South to "agitate" and to shake up the dividing lines between black and white and blur it all to grey.
And then we're going to see this kind of agitate the atmosphere over the next couple of days. (inaudible) systems possible in areas that already have seen flooding, that may very well be a news flash weather story.
Meanwhile, the Warburgs demanded that American Jews not '' agitate '' against the Hitler government, or join the organized boycott.
It was clear to us at the White House that these parades were part of an organized movement to "agitate" in favour of a radical programme of preparedness.
You've messed about so long with men who merely 'agitate' and 'inaugurate,' that you've forgotten the kind who act first and talk afterwards.
Plot Shaftesbury taught how to "agitate" opinion, how to rouse this lagging attention, this dormant energy of the people at large; and his opponents learned the art from him.
He said AWB members were fearful and that the black group were "playing politics" and were there to "agitate" them.