Agitate and Pacify


Agitate verb - To trouble the mind of; to make uneasy.
Usage example: there's no need to agitate the patient about little things

Pacify is an antonym for agitate in topics: upset, disturb.


Pacify verb - To lessen the anger or agitation of.
Usage example: the only thing that would pacify the child and end the tantrum was a new toy

Agitate is an antonym for pacify in appease topic.

Common collocations

crowd agitate crowd pacify crowd
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