stir to (something)

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stir to (something)

1. To cause liquid, substance, or mixture to enter some state by stirring. A noun or pronoun is used between "stir" and "to." He stirred the milk to a steaming froth. You must stir the mixture to a thick, viscous consistency before it is ready to be spread on the cake.
2. To excite, rouse, or provoke someone into some state or condition. A noun or pronoun is used between "stir" and "to." The politician stirred the crowd to a frenzy with her rhetoric. His invigorating words stirred us all to action.
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stir someone (in)to something

to excite someone into doing something. The events of the day stirred everyone into action. The danger stirred them to action.
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Such cases may stir us to resent the tolerance freedom sometimes requires, but they can also serve to emphasize our esteem for constructive debate and why we work so hard to protect responsible speech.
"This latest act of Maduro's barbarism must stir us to action," it stressed.
A Crying Shame NATURE has blessed mankind with the ability to cry Most comprehend as others cannot understand why Tears can be a sign of stress or pain Or perhaps some unspeakable shame Our emotions at times we struggle to control Friends' and family we may need to console Love or hate we should perhaps ration As both can stir us to great passion High emotions or an all consuming hate Are feelings we should try and regulate?
So the Mamasapano massacre will not be like the execution of Gomburza, or Rizal, not if it does not stir us to love more our country, our freedom and our collective wellbeing.
If these examples of dangerous behavior stir us to anger, then why are we nurses so complacent about allowing lateral violence and bullying to go on in our workplaces?
The Apollo 11 lunar landing was an achievement that should still stir us to press on and chase the stars.
Although Mackinac is an idyllic place, he didn't sugar-spin his message, pointing out that whether it is a state or an industry: "The reality is that It often takes a crisis to stir us to change." And therein lies a problem: We wait until there is a crisis before we act.
"But we are a close-knit team and I am positive that from this it will stir us to become stronger and play better in the last two games against Italy and Ireland.
The men who fought for freedom were the same men who wrote the words that stir us to this day: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...."
Music can do more than soothe our demons; it can stir us to action, prompt us to create and invoke change.
We could wait for those same haunting images to stir us to respond again.
They noticed that the genocide of black people in Rwanda did not stir us to action.
The vigils kept outside prisons by ecumenical crowds as quiet candlelight protests against capital punishment stir us to search our own faith, wondering if its depth equals that of the convinced protesters.
We hunger for saints who can stir us to believe--just as Saint Augustine found with Saint Anthony--that, yes, God is working through people in our own time.
In his moving epilogue, Weisberger makes clear that his story-telling has been intended not only to remind us of the past but to stir us to re-imagine the possibility of democracy in our own time.