agitate : Definition, Usages, News and More

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agitate

a juh tayt

  • v  try to stir up public opinion
  • v  cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
  • v  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
  • v  move very slightly
  • v  move or cause to move back and forth
  • v  change the arrangement or position of

  • Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov, known by his revolutionary nom de guerre, Lenin, inspired a small cadre of Communist intellectuals to agitate amongst the workers and soldiers of Petrograd .
  • China watchers say the Me generation's reluctance to agitate for reform is driven in part by a reluctance to tarnish China's moment in the sun.
  • Pro: Knows how to get attention for himself and agitate the United States like no world leader since Castro.
News & Articles

  • NHL free agency: Matt Cooke agrees to terms with Minnesota Wild
    One of the most controversial players in the National Hockey League has found himself a new place to agitate and kill penalties. The Minnesota Wild and Matt Cooke have agreed to terms on a three-year contract , according to Mike Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
    July 6, 2013 - Philly.com
Quotes

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in The Associated Press
    Some of the countries engaging in these behaviors still claim to be democracies,Clinton said, adding, "Democracies don't fear their own people. They recognize that citizens must be free to come together, to advocate and agitate."
  • Nawaz Sharif in 940 News
    We will agitate,Sharif told The Associated Press on Monday. "We will not accept this postponement."
  • Donna Edwards in Washington Post
    If Democrats in Congress don't stand strong and fight for the goals we are supposed to share, then progressives need to agitate so they will, or work hard to replace them,said Donna Edwards, a member of the They Work for Us board who...

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