- 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
- s causing or tending to cause anger or resentment
- It has been a busy few weeks for Carl Icahn, the billionaire financier who gained fame--some would say notoriety--in the 1980s by taking over TWA and agitating for change at the .
- It still is, although Pravda has long since changed from agitating agin the Government to agitating for, Another Pravda founder, Joseph Stalin, sees to that.
- Nutrition activists are agitating for a panoply of initiatives that would bring the government between you and your waistline.
News & Articles
- 5 Contrarian Warning Signs Stock Market Is Too High
The stock market has been very agitating for the bears as the SPDR S&P 500 ( SPY ) vaulted a remarkable 16% this year and 25% in the past 12 months. Like a broken clock that's
June 19, 2013 - Nasdaq
- Sony shares rally as Loeb ups his stake
You're doing better Sony ( SNE ), but not good enough... yet. That's the latest message from Dan Loeb, the firebrand hedge fund manager known for vociferously agitating for changes at some of the world's largest tech firms.
June 18, 2013 - CNN Money
- Ken Holland in The Canadian Press
As we get closer to camp, it would be ideal to sign a tough, agitating centre or another player we think adds a dimension we need to fit as a complimentary player,Holland said.
- Lula da Silva in International Herald Tribune
We will remove obstacles so that Brazil can grow in an accelerated way,Silva said. "Brazil can't continue to be prisoner held in a web of invisible steel, debating and agitating, without seeing the fabric that holds it back."
- Ali Akbar Velayati in Times Online
Mr Velayati, referring to the US, said: "Those who are agitating against our interests want that we reject the [international] offer. As a consequence, it's in our interests to accept it."