Agitate and Propitiate


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

Propitiate is an antonym for agitate.


Propitiate verb - To lessen the anger or agitation of.
Usage example: the temple was once the site of sacrifices—both to honor the gods in times of plenty and to propitiate them in times of trouble

Agitate is an antonym for propitiate in topics: conciliate, pacify.

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Propitiate or Agitate. 2016. Accessed December 08, 2022.
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