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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 answer is based, I believe, in this text's propagandistic, agitative function, as it was in regard to the positive framing of solar-lunar oppositions (in i 3'-10').
In terms of propaganda, the text is to be considered both integrative and agitative.
OBSERVING THE EFFECTS OF ESARHADDON'S PROPAGANDA: AGITATIVE ACTION
This can be understood as a result of effective agitative propaganda on Esarhaddon's part.
MQM is urged not to take after the agitative ways of PTI", the young politician said in a statement issued here.
Perhaps unwittingly, these websites have spawned a brand new political constituency - noisy, restless and agitative - that today's political parties do not want to offend or ignore.
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.