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Synonyms for stir

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stir, splash(noun)

    a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

    "he made a great splash and then disappeared"

    ado, fuss, splatter, bustle, splashing, dab, splash, splattering, flurry, plash, hustle, spatter, spattering

  2. stir(noun)

    emotional agitation and excitement

    ado, hustle, fuss, splash, flurry, bustle

  3. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir(verb)

    a rapid active commotion

    confidence game, bunco, snow flurry, tizzy, dither, bickering, hustle, squabble, flap, bicker, bunko, confidence trick, spat, tiff, hassle, flurry, bunko game, con game, gyp, ado, fuss, pettifoggery, pother, bustle, bunco game, trouble, con, sting, splash, flimflam, bother

  4. stir(verb)

    move an implement through

    "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"

    raise, budge, invoke, call down, touch, agitate, shake, shake up, bring up, shift, put forward, arouse, conjure, evoke, call forth, stimulate, excite, conjure up

  5. stir, shift, budge, agitate(verb)

    move very slightly

    "He shifted in his seat"

    fight, touch, shake up, charge, excite, arouse, put forward, raise up, shake, transfer, commove, tilt, vex, agitate, call down, conjure, stimulate, switch, rouse, budge, bring up, campaign, conjure up, reposition, invoke, raise, turn on, pitch, lurch, call forth, change over, careen, shift, wobble, dislodge, evoke, charge up, push, foment, crusade, change, press, stir up, disturb

  6. stimulate, excite, stir(verb)

    stir feelings in

    "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

    touch, shake up, excite, put forward, get, shake, provoke, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hasten, call down, conjure, make, energise, arouse, bring up, conjure up, cause, induce, budge, raise, stimulate, turn on, charge, have, wind up, call forth, invoke, shift, rouse, brace, evoke, sex, rush, charge up

  7. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir(verb)

    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

    "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

    touch, shake up, charge, excite, didder, succuss, have, raise up, get, rock, provoke, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hasten, call down, shift, conjure, make, reorganise, energise, turn on, arouse, shake, wind up, reorganize, vex, conjure up, cause, sway, escape from, induce, budge, judder, raise, stimulate, jar, shake off, throw off, bump around, call forth, invoke, charge up, rouse, brace, bring up, evoke, sex, fluff up, rush, put forward, stir up, disturb, plump up

  8. touch, stir(verb)

    affect emotionally

    "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

    adjoin, touch, shake up, excite, evoke, have-to doe with, put forward, rival, shake, pertain, agitate, match, concern, impact, tinge, refer, meet, conjure, stimulate, arouse, bring up, invoke, conjure up, affect, budge, raise, relate, call down, touch on, equal, bear upon, tinct, bear on, call forth, allude, shift, reach, contact, come to, advert, partake, extend to, disturb, tint

  9. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth(verb)

    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

    "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

    elevate, resurrect, nominate, reproof, entreat, chide, mention, enkindle, provoke, kindle, assert, refer, leaven, call forth, grow, submit, kick upstairs, reprimand, posit, suggest, stimulate, lift, heighten, beseech, upgrade, advert, put up, educe, kick up, chew out, fire, set up, name, trounce, bring up, awake, state, raise, wind up, recruit, farm, extract, excite, lecture, conjure, rouse, upraise, adjure, rag, appeal, awaken, shake, conjure up, dress down, wake, waken, shift, turn on, boot, enhance, remonstrate, budge, chew up, wake up, sex, advance, perk up, machinate, jaw, prove, rebuke, invoke, agitate, have words, evoke, lambast, conspire, rear, press, cite, draw out, elicit, take to task, bawl out, nurture, parent, energize, berate, produce, erect, reboot, bid, levy, arouse, call on the carpet, touch, lambaste, brace, complot, energise, paint a picture, get up, cabal, scold, call down, shake up, promote, put forward, come alive

  10. arouse, stir(verb)

    to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

    touch, kindle, excite, shake up, put forward, awake, shake, come alive, energize, perk up, agitate, enkindle, wake up, wake, elicit, energise, stimulate, fire, rouse, arouse, bring up, conjure up, budge, raise, waken, turn on, call down, provoke, wind up, call forth, invoke, shift, awaken, brace, evoke, sex, conjure

  11. stir(verb)

    mix or add by stirring

    "Stir nuts into the dough"

    raise, budge, invoke, call down, touch, agitate, shake, shake up, bring up, shift, put forward, arouse, conjure, evoke, call forth, stimulate, excite, conjure up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stir

    To influence (Latin in, in or into, and fluo, flow) is to affect, modify, or act upon by physical, mental, or moral power, especially in some gentle, subtle, and gradual way; as, vegetation is influenced by light; every one is influenced to some extent by public opinion; influence is chiefly used of power acting from without, tho it may be used of motives regarded as forces acting upon the will. Actuate refers solely to mental or moral power impelling one from within. One may influence, but can not directly actuate another; but one may be actuated to cruelty by hatred which another's misrepresentation has aroused. Prompt and stir are words of mere suggestion toward some course of action; dispose, draw, incline, influence, and lead refer to the use of mild means to awaken in another a purpose or disposition to act. To excite is to arouse one from lethargy or indifference to action. Incite and instigate, to spur or goad one to action, differ in the fact that incite may be to good, while instigate is always to evil (compare ABET). To urge and impel signify to produce strong excitation toward some act. We are urged from without, impelled from within. Drive and compel imply irresistible influence accomplishing its object. One may be driven either by his own passions or by external force or urgency; one is compelled only by some external power; as, the owner was compelled by his misfortunes to sell his estate. Compare COMPEL; DRIVE.

    actuate, compel, dispose, draw, drive, excite, impel, incite, incline, induce, influence, instigate, lead, move, persuade, prompt, sway, urge

    deter, discourage, dissuade, hinder, impede, inhibit, prevent, restrain, retard

    Actuated to crime by revenge.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stir

    agitate, incite, instigate, prompt, awaken, stimulate, animate, arouse, budge, excite, provoke, raise, ruffle

    soothe, compose, quiet, allay, pacify, still, repress, deaden, tranquillize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stir(v. a.)


  2. stir(v. a.)

    agitate, disturb

  3. stir(v. a.)

    discuss, argue, moot

  4. stir(v. a.)

    instigate, incite, excite, rouse, arouse, awaken, prompt, stimulate, provoke, animate, goad, spur, stir up, set on

  5. stir(v. n.)

    move, budge, go, change place, change one's position, move one's self

  6. stir(v. n.)

    be active, be in motion

  7. stir(v. n.)

    appear, happen, turn up, come into notice

  8. stir(v. n.)

    [Colloquial.] rise (from bed in the morning), get up

  9. stir(n.)

    movement, activity, bustle, FUSS, hurry, flurry, fidget, ado

  10. stir(n.)

    agitation, excitement, confusion, tumult, commotion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stir(n)

    agitation, tumult, bustle, commotion, flutter, ado, activity, confusion, flurry, disturbance, fuss

  2. stir(v)

    move, budge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stir":

    shake, agitate, mix, blend, commotion, eddy, wiggle, backwater

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How to use stir in a sentence?

  1. Kim Schrier:

    Our President even tried to tie terrorists from the Middle East with the caravan. It's like bringing up all of these buzzwords that stir up a frenzy in their base, we all teach our kids that we're better than this.

  2. Fredric Wehrey:

    It did stir a lot of ambivalence and even outright criticism from people who say, 'Well you know, ISIS is bad but at least ISIS is standing up to the Shiites and the Iranian menace,' now this war on the Houthis is a godsend to them because they are able to stir up this new Saudi nationalism, this pan-Sunni fervor, and it's to show they are defending the Sunnis... for domestic benefit.

  3. Vadim Bit-Avragim:

    I suspect (Alrosa) will stir the largest demand, the company's business is recovering, demand for diamonds is returning.

  4. Thomas Paine, Common Sense:

    When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir.

  5. William S. Gilbert:

    If you wish in this world to advance Your merits you're bound to enhance You must stir it and stump it, And blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance.

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  • تحركArabic
  • алармаBulgarian
  • rebombori, avalot, esvalot, gatzara, cridòria, remoure, aldarullCatalan, Valencian
  • míchatCzech
  • Aufruhr, rühren, anstacheln, Erregung, auffallen, hervorrufen, bewegenGerman
  • ταραχήGreek
  • agitar, remover, arrebatar, revolverSpanish
  • liikahtaa, liikuttaa, kiihottaa, myllertää, liikauttaa, hämmentää, liikkua, sekoittaa, nousta, sekaantua, yllyttääFinnish
  • tumulte, remuer, bouger, agiterFrench
  • togScottish Gaelic
  • mozgat, kavar, mozdít, mozdul, mozog, keverHungarian
  • mescolare, agitare, muovereItalian
  • לְרַגֵשׁHebrew
  • 動く, 扇動, 騒動, 掻き混ぜる, 攪拌, 撹拌, 動かす, 動き回る, かき立てるJapanese
  • commoveōLatin
  • maisītLatvian
  • tairangiMāori
  • røreNorwegian
  • røreNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mover, incitar, mexer, agitarPortuguese
  • шевельнуться, вызывать, размешать, возбуждать, двинуть, шевелиться, волнение, двигаться, мешать, переполох, шевельнуть, суматоха, ажиотаж, двинуться, размешивать, суета, неразбериха, вызвать, возбудить, шевелить, двигать, смятениеRussian
  • karıştırmaTurkish
  • sự náo độngVietnamese

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