Agitate and Shake


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Agitate verb – To cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly.
Usage example: this room could use a ceiling fan to agitate the stuffy air a bit

Shake is a synonym for agitate in stir topic. In some cases you can use "Shake" instead a verb "Agitate", when it comes to topics like activity, action, calm, disturb. popular alternative
Nearby Words: agitation, agitator, agitating, agitational
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Shake verb – To make a series of small irregular or violent movements.
Usage example: the bus rattled and shook as it barreled down a rutted road

Agitate is a synonym for shake in upset topic. You can use "Agitate" instead a verb "Shake", if it concerns topics such as calm, disturb, stir, quiver. popular alternative
Nearby Words: shaky, shaking, shaken, shakedown, shaker
Synonyms for Shake
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