a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
"he made a great splash and then disappeared"
emotional agitation and excitement
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
move an implement through
"stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"
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
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
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
"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
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
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
mix or add by stirring
"Stir nuts into the dough"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Actuated to crime by revenge.
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[Colloquial.] rise (from bed in the morning), get up
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How to use stir in a sentence?
He doesn't like being left alone, when no one's there, he said he's just staring at the four walls. He can go stir crazy just staring at the emptiness.
I think he is very comfortable trying to stir up bad attitudes in others, but I don't know him well enough to reach that conclusion about him, but if you don't mind stoking it and praising people who have those views, that's just unacceptable.
Do not stir up the water if you do not know how to catch fish.
Make no little plans. They have no Magic to stir Men's blood.
I saw—with shut eyes, but acute mental vision—I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion. Frightful must it be, for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavor to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world.
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- rebombori, avalot, esvalot, gatzara, cridòria, remoure, aldarullCatalan, Valencian
- Aufruhr, rühren, anstacheln, Erregung, auffallen, hervorrufen, bewegenGerman
- 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
- 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
- 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
- sự náo độngVietnamese
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