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From Latin agitatus, past participle of agitare (“to put in motion”), from agere (“to move”). Compare with French agiter. See act, agent.
agitate (third-person singular simple present agitates, present participle agitating, simple past and past participle agitated)
- To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
- ``Winds . . . agitate the air. --Cowper.
- (rare) To move or actuate. --Thomson.
- To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
- The mind of man is agitated by various passions. --Johnson.
- To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated. --Boyle.
- To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
to move with a violent, irregular action
to move or actuate
- Bulgarian: раздвижвам (bg) (razdvižvam)
to stir up, to disturb or excite
to discuss with great earnestness; to debate
to revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects
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