DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

3 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ag·i·tate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Agitated p. pr. & vb. n. Agitating ]
 1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel. “Winds . . . agitate the air.”
 2. To move or actuate. [R.]
 3. To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
    The mind of man is agitated by various passions.   --Johnson.
 4. To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated.
 5. To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
 Syn: -- To move; shake; excite; rouse; disturb; distract; revolve; discuss; debate; canvass.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : causing or tending to cause anger or resentment; "a
            provoking delay at the airport" [syn: agitative, provoking]