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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. stir

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stir, splashnoun

    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. stirnoun

    emotional agitation and excitement

    ado, hustle, fuss, splash, flurry, bustle

  3. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stirverb

    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. stirverb

    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, agitateverb

    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, stirverb

    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, stirverb

    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, stirverb

    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 forthverb

    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, stirverb

    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. stirverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stirverb


  2. stirverb

    agitate, disturb

  3. stirverb

    discuss, argue, moot

  4. stirverb

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

  5. stirverb

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

  6. stirverb

    be active, be in motion

  7. stirverb

    appear, happen, turn up, come into notice

  8. stirverb

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

  9. stirnoun

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

  10. stirnoun

    agitation, excitement, confusion, tumult, commotion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stirnoun

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

  2. stirverb

    move, budge

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. George Gordon Byron:

    To fly from, need not be to hate, makind All are not fit with them to stir and toil, Nor is it discontent to keep the mind Deep in its fountain.

  2. Eric Edenfield:

    It caused quite a stir on the bridge that day, she did say yes, thankfully, but it was one of the hardest requests I've ever been asked to fulfill.

  3. Kush Parikh:

    STIR/SHAKEN is an important step in protecting people from illegal phone calls but unfortunately it will not solve the widespread problem, many people who do not understand STIR/SHAKEN, including politicians and companies, will quickly realize that this protocol is not a silver bullet.

  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. Miguel de Cervantes:

    The more thou stir it, the worse it will be.

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  • تحركArabic
  • алармаBulgarian
  • rebombori, esvalot, gatzara, cridòria, avalot, remoure, aldarullCatalan, Valencian
  • míchatCzech
  • bewegen, Aufruhr, anstacheln, auffallen, rühren, Erregung, hervorrufenGerman
  • ταραχήGreek
  • arrebatar, revolver, remover, agitarSpanish
  • liikahtaa, nousta, sekoittaa, sekaantua, yllyttää, liikkua, hämmentää, liikauttaa, liikuttaa, kiihottaa, myllertääFinnish
  • bouger, remuer, agiter, tumulteFrench
  • togScottish Gaelic
  • mozgat, kavar, kever, mozog, mozdít, mozdulHungarian
  • mescolare, agitare, muovereItalian
  • לְרַגֵשׁHebrew
  • 動き回る, 動く, 攪拌, 掻き混ぜる, 動かす, かき立てる, 扇動, 撹拌, 騒動Japanese
  • commoveōLatin
  • maisītLatvian
  • tairangiMāori
  • røreNorwegian
  • røreNorwegian Nynorsk
  • agitar, incitar, mexer, moverPortuguese
  • двигать, шевельнуться, смятение, шевелить, возбудить, двинуться, вызвать, мешать, переполох, двигаться, волнение, шевельнуть, суматоха, ажиотаж, шевелиться, размешивать, двинуть, суета, возбуждать, размешать, неразбериха, вызыватьRussian
  • karıştırmaTurkish
  • sự náo độngVietnamese

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