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English definition of “agitate”


verb [I] (ARGUE)   /ˈædʒ·ɪˌteɪt/
to argue energetically, esp. in public, in order to achieve a particular type of change: Telephone companies began to agitate for permission to compete in long distance services. agitator    /ˈædʒ·ɪˌteɪ·t̬ər/ noun [C] They blamed the protest on political agitators.
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