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agitate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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agitatea‧gi‧tate /ˈædʒɪteɪt/ verb  1 [intransitive]PPGARGUE to argue strongly in public for something you want, especially a political or social changeagitate for/against unions agitating for higher payagitate to do something His family are agitating to get him freed.2 [transitive] formalUPSET to make someone feel anxious, upset, and nervous I must warn you that any mention of Clare agitates your grandmother.3 [transitive]LIQUIDSHAKE technical to shake or mix a liquid quickly
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agitateHe loses his train of thought; this agitates him.Ceremonial and precedence notably lost most of the power to agitate rulers and governments which they had hitherto possessed.Mix the two solutions together and agitate the bottle.agitate to do somethingHis family are agitating to get him home.
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Verb table
agitate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyagitate
he, she, itagitates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyagitated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave agitated
he, she, ithas agitated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad agitated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill agitate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have agitated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam agitating
he, she, itis agitating
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you, we, theyare agitating
Past
I, he, she, itwas agitating
you, we, theywere agitating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been agitating
he, she, ithas been agitating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been agitating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be agitating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been agitating
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