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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 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.
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In fact, without understanding this shift it will be impossible to understand Iran of the 1990s and of the new millennium; a country that has been marked with open competition and conflict among a variety of political forces, a majority of which have explicitly agitated for democracy and reform.
Residents have increasingly agitated for cityhood, contending that the city bureaucracy downtown too often ignores the community's needs and exploits the port at the expense of the neighboring community.