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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

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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

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To stir up public support for some cause or issue: The union decided to agitate for better health insurance.
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The reports also mentioned that Haryana Industries Minister Randip Singh Surjewala expressed concern but insisted that authorities were trying their best to end the standoff between agitating workers and management.
The agitating Chhetri activists vandalized over a dozen vehicles in various parts of Kathmandu Valley.
The standoff took a serious turn two months ago, when the agitating employees ransacked the company's offices, and the management retaliated by dismissing around 300 people for misbehaviour and rioting.
Since his takeover, the king has appointed two prime ministers, but the agitating parties have opposed the appointments on the grounds that under Nepal's Constitution the king appoints prime minister only on the recommendation of the House of Representatives.
He told the press in February that his "foot isn't heading for the brake" yet, but analysts predict he will be one of the first members agitating to take back some of last fall's rate cuts by the second half of this year.
She also shows the importance of the sympathy these deputies garnered from the chair (Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, currently under house arrest) and vice-chair (Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, later assassinated) of the constitutional meeting in agitating for their inclusion and in helping to redu ce the repetitive references to Islam in the language of the constitution.
Too many African Americans want to be able to gain as much, and go as far and as fast as any other citizen of this great land--as long as they don't have to risk being a "trouble maker" by agitating against the practices, policies and behaviors that prevent them from doing so.
A sensation was created when <IR> THE ODORE ROOSEVELT </IR> joined its staff in 1909; he wrote articles agitating for many reforms.
21 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday agreed to the demands of agitating teachers, who had recently shaved their heads while protesting in the state.
The faculty members and some students kept Abdullah in washroom to avoid him from harm at the hands of agitating mob.
Imran Khan's party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), tops the list of agitating parties who are ardently engaged in playing with the emotions of the people and are hell bent on ousting the incumbent government.
Within hours of Raj Thackeray giving a call to his party activists to "teach a lesson" to the agitating auto drivers for the fare hike and their high-handedness, the MNS took to streets and damaged vehicles in some parts of Mumbai on Tuesday night.
Sharmila Faruqui has directed Regional Police Officer Hyderabad to arrest the killers of murdered journalist Mahmood Sultan Chandio in order to pacify the agitating journalists of Sindh.
KATHMANDU, April 27 -- Chabahil wore a tense look on Tuesday as the activists of agitating Nepal Students Union (NSU) clashed with police during the course of demonstration.