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agitate

Saltos de línea: agi|tate
Pronunciación: /ˈadʒɪteɪt
 
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Definición de agitate en inglés:

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[with object]
1Make (someone) troubled or nervous: the thought of questioning Toby agitated him extremely
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This person is agitated, anxious restless, tremulous and looses appetite and cannot sleep.
  • He was extremely agitated and wouldn't let anyone near him before his father turned up.
  • I had to make a decision; there were too many questions that kept agitating me.
Sinónimos
inflame, incite, provoke, stir up
2Stir or disturb (something, especially a liquid) briskly: agitate the water to disperse the oil
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In some management systems, agitating the liquid in pits has greatly reduced fly breeding.
  • A pump inside the tank agitates the water, to ensure that the ice doesn't get too cold, and that the crystals produced remain on the small side.
  • She agitates the water and then places the cup on the middle of the plastic platform.
Sinónimos
stir, whisk, beat, churn, shake, toss, blend, whip (up), fold, roil, jolt, disturb
3 [no object] Campaign to arouse public concern about an issue in the hope of prompting action: they agitated for a reversal of the decision
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There he agitated for free speech.
  • Subsequently, with other intellectuals, he agitated for political and social change, earning a reputation as a mild radical and socialist.
  • They agitated for American independence and the abolishment of slavery in the United States.
Sinónimos
campaign, strive, battle, fight, struggle, crusade, push, press;
argue, debate, dispute, wrangle

Origen

late Middle English (in the sense 'drive away'): from Latin agitat- 'agitated, driven', from agitare, frequentative of agere 'do, drive'.

Words that rhyme with agitate

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