Meaning of “agitator” in the English Dictionary

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"agitator" in British English

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agitatornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈædʒ.ɪ.teɪ.tər/ us /ˈædʒ.ə.teɪ.t̬ɚ/

disapproving someone who tries to make people take part in protests and political activities, especially ones that cause trouble:

It is thought that the strike was the work of undercover political agitators.

(Definition of “agitator” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)