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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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Chavan said the farmers -- who have been agitating for an increased MSP for cotton, soybean and paddy grown by them this season -- will get financial assistance from the government's special package on the basis of the number of hectares of land they owned.
The employees, who had been agitating for nearly two weeks putting forth several demands, have agreed to return to work after the government expressed commitment to fulfill their demands in a meeting held in the capital today.
Director General of Police A S Gill has been removed by the government in the north-western state of Rajasthan that was upset over the officer's handling of the Gujjars, who have been agitating for the past nine days demanding privileges based on the country's caste-based reservation policy.
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.
A sensation was created when <IR> THE ODORE ROOSEVELT </IR> joined its staff in 1909; he wrote articles agitating for many reforms.