Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
agitate /'ædʤiteit/
  • ngoại động từ
    • lay động, rung động, làm rung chuyển
    • khích động, làm xúc động, làm bối rối
      • I found him much agitated: tôi thấy anh ta rất bối rối (rất xúc động)
    • suy đi tính lại, suy nghĩ lung; thảo luận
      • to agitate a question in one's mind: suy đi tính lại một vấn đề trong óc
      • the question had been agitated many times before: vấn đề đã được thảo luận nhiều lần trước đây
    • agitate for, against xúi giục, khích động (để làm gì, chống lại cái gì...)
Concise Dictionary
+try to stir up public opinion
+cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
+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
+move very slightly
+move or cause to move back and forth
+change the arrangement or position of

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 excite, arouse, rouse, move, perturb, stir up, disquiet, fluster, ruffle, rattle, disconcert, discomfit, unsettle, upset, rock, unnerve, shake (up), Colloq discombobulate:
Rachel was agitated to learn of the bank's threat to foreclose on the mortgage.
2 push, press, campaign; promote:
The miners have been agitating for better safety measures.
3 stir (up), churn, disturb, shake, roil:
The calm lake was agitated by the motor boats.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
1 ~ (for / against sth) to argue strongly for sth you want, especially for changes in a law, in social conditions, etc: [V] political groups agitating for social change + [V to inf] Her family are agitating to have her transferred to a prison in the UK.
2 [VN] to make sb feel angry, anxious or nervous: This remark seemed to agitate her guest.
3 [VN] (technical) to make sth, especially a liquid, move around by stirring or shaking it: Agitate the mixture to dissolve the powder.

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