how to pronounce agitate


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agitate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of agitate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… began to agitate for a full-on ban on …”

meanings of agitate


  1. To set in motion; to actuate.
  2. To cause to move with a violent, irregular action; to shake.
  3. To disturb or excite; to perturb or stir up (a person).
  4. To discuss or debate.
  5. To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to consider, to devise.

agitate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word agitate occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics agitate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that agitate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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