agitate for

agitate for something

to stir up active support for something. The committee agitated for a change, but nothing was done.
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agitate for

v.
To stir up public support for some cause or issue: The union decided to agitate for better health insurance.
See also: agitate
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But this policy change doesn't even satisfy the police union, which doesn't want use-of-force reports released at all and will continue to agitate for a complete blackout.
I think you better join with me to agitate and agitate for justice and equality we can eat and pay the rent with NOW.
IT'S a harsh question, but one Valley that begs answering: Are workers at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power merely inept, or are their recent high-profile mistakes actually part of a work action to agitate for more pay?