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agitate(Activate), verb actuate, arouse, coax, energize, excite, exhort, ferment, foment, goad, impel, incite, induce, inflame, influence, inspire, inspirit, irritate, kindle, persuade, prompt, provoke, roil, rouse, spur, stimulate, stir up, urge on
agitate(Perturb), verb alarm, concern, discomfort, disconcert, dismay, displease, disquiet, disturb, fluster, fret, jar, perplex, perturbate, shake up, throw into confusion, trouble, unsettle, upset, worry
agitate(Shake up), verb convulse, disarrange, disorder, impart motion to, mix, mix up, put in mooion, ruffle, stir, throw out of order, tousle, tumble
See also: bait, bicker, debate, discommode, discompose, disconcert, dislocate, disorganize, disrupt, distress, disturb, foment, harass, harrow, impel, incense, incite, inflict, irritate, militate, obsess, oscillate, perturb, pique, provoke, upset