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agitate against someone or something

to stir up active dissatisfaction about someone or something. The students were agitating against the closing of the old cafeteria.
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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 against

v.
To stir up public opposition to some cause or issue: The students in front of the administration building were agitating against the increase in tuition.
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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.
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In terms of propaganda, the text is to be considered both integrative and agitative.
MQM is urged not to take after the agitative ways of PTI", the young politician said in a statement issued here.
Moreover, this event instigated the peoples feelings and they started protests in the city and when these two brothers were called at court premises they were killed by the agitative mob which was not justified according to the humanity point of view.
We believe that many patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder disease can make informed decisions regarding their treatment in an acute agitative state and would prefer a rapid-acting, noninvasive treatment.
Alexza believes that many schizophrenic and bipolar patients can make informed decisions regarding their treatment in an acute agitative state and would prefer a noninvasive treatment.
Alexza believes that many schizophrenic patients can make informed decisions regarding their treatment in an acute agitative state and would prefer a noninvasive treatment.