Synonyms for Agitate:
n.blacklist, boycott, bring down, chase, defect, demonstrate, destabilize. calm, depress, devastate, repetition, stab, wound, hang over. bounce, distract, flurry, unsettle. •agitate (noun)
budge, campaign, charge, charge up, commove, crusade, disturb, excite, fight, foment, press, push, raise up, rouse, shake, shift, stir, stir up, vex, shake up.
move, study atdisturb.
churn, disquiet, fluster, jar, jolt, palpitate, perturb, quake, quaver, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, stir, trouble, twitch, upset.
blur, botch, capsize, clutter, confound, confuse, convulse, derange, disarrange, discompose, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disorganize, displace, disturb, ferment, hash, jumble, meddle, mess, mislay, misplace, muddle, muss, ripple, roil, roughen, ruffle, rummage, rumple, scatter, scramble, swirl, tamper, toss, tousle, tumble, whip, whisk, mix up.
•disturb, trouble someone (verb)
alarm, arouse, confuse, discompose, disquiet, distract, excite, ferment, flurry, fluster, inflame, move, perturb, ruffle, stimulate, trouble, upset.
arouse, electrify, exhilarate, fire, inflame, stimulate, Impassion.
alarm, frighten, harrow, haunt, horrify, intimidate, panic, petrify, rattle, scare, terrify, threaten, unnerve, set on edge.
activate, animate, energize, enliven, enthuse, excite, invigorate, power, revive, rouse, strengthen.
•shake physically (verb)
churn, convulse, disturb, rouse, stir, toss.
foment, stir up.
blacklist, boycott, bring down, chase, destabilize. defect, demonstrate. distract. unsettle. •disrupt
•Other relevant words:
alarm, blacklist, bounce, boycott, budge, campaign, charge, charge up, chase, commove, crusade, defect, demonstrate, depress, destabilize, devastate, distract, fight, flurry, foment, move, press, push, raise up, repetition, shift, stab, stir up, unsettle, vex, wound, shake up.
Usage examples for agitate
I feared to agitate her by referring to it; but later in the evening, when her curtains were drawn and Simon Fleix and I were left together, eyeing one another across the embers like dogs of different breeds- with a certain strangeness and suspicion- my thoughts recurred to the question; and determining first to learn something about my companion, whose pale, eager face and tattered, black dress gave him a certain individuality, I asked him whether he had come from Paris with Madame de Bonne. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman