Translation of "agitate" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈædʒ.ɪ.teɪt/ us

to make someone feel worried or angry

I didn’t want to agitate her by telling her.

to argue forcefully, especially in public, in order to achieve a particular type of change

protestar, luchar
The unions continue to agitate for higher pay.
As a young man, he had agitated against the Vietnam war.

specialized chemistry to shake a liquid

Pour the powder into the solution and agitate it until the powder has dissolved.

(Translation of “agitate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈӕdʒiteit/

to make (someone) excited and anxious

The news agitated her.

to try to arouse public feeling and action

hacer una campaña a favor de/en contra de
She belongs to a pressure group which is agitating for prison reform.

to shake

She agitated the liquid in the test tube.
agitated adjective

She felt agitated after hearing some worrying news about her son.
agitation noun

The decision to expand the airport is causing a great deal of agitation among local residents.
agitator noun

a person who tries constantly to stir up public feeling

a political agitator.

(Translation of “agitate” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)