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1‘I must warn you that any mention of Clare agitates your grandmother’
upset, perturb, fluster, ruffle, disconcert, unnerve, disquiet, disturb, distress, unsettle, bother, concern, trouble, cause anxiety to, make anxious, alarm, work up, flurry, worry
inflame, incite, provoke, stir up
informal rattle, faze, discombobulate
2‘she urged us to agitate for the appointment of more women to cabinet posts’
campaign, strive, battle, fight, struggle, crusade, push, press
argue, debate, dispute, wrangle
3‘they were used as stirrers to help to agitate the vast masses of fermenting vegetation’
stir, whisk, beat, churn, shake, toss, blend, fold, roil, jolt, disturb
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