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agitate against

To provoke or encourage negative feelings or opinions about someone or something; to protest something. The protesters are agitating against the company's unfair working conditions.
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agitate for

To encourage and build support for a cause, especially by actively campaigning for it. The students have had great success agitating for more social events on campus, but the dean is still opposed to the idea.
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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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The agitated passengers alleged that the ground staff misbehaved with them.
Agitated behaviors, including verbal belligerence, wandering, and physical aggression, pose safety risks for patients, staff, and family members.
The agitated tank leach provides for rapid leaching of the copper followed by gold-silver and improved recoveries.
Subsequently, agitated locals staged a road blockade to protest killing of two protesters.
Items were thrown from inside the property on to the street, and a man within the property was very agitated and threatening.
I acknowledge the fact that different religions of the world have provided many solutions about how to control an agitated mind.
The bees, apparently agitated by the loss of their base, attacked four pupils, a teacher, two parents, two janitors, two security guards, and a canteen vendor, according to the report.
The ores needed to be refined with a method called agitated leaching, which utilizes acidic solutions.
He added: "I care about the game and I'm motivated to win the game and agitated, yes, but it is one thing to be agitated and in control of your decisions and be lucid, or be completely out of control.
Summary: Casablanca - A passenger who was very agitated during a flight onboard a plane of Morocco's flag carrier RAM was sentenced by a first instance court in Casablanca to six months in prison and a fine of 450,000 dirhams(some $ 50,500).
LAHORE, January 12, 2010 (Balochistan times): Agitated mobs staged protest demonstration in different cities of Punjab including Provincial capital (Lahore) against prolonged power outages and gas load shedding as a result police resorted to aerial firing and baton charged the hostile masses to disperse them.
He arrived and seemed quite agitated when I told him the work hadn't been completed.
1 : to move or stir up <The water was agitated by wind.
Gascoigne was sectioned on Sunday after approaching a member of the public in an agitated state in Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
The Democratic win in last fall's elections may have undercut the power of this piece, perhaps making many of us feel less agitated about the actions of our government.