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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stir up

    Synonyms:
    agitate, arouse, excite, fan, kindle, provoke, rouse, stir

    Antonyms:
    allay, alleviate, appease, calm, compose, mollify, pacify, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitate, foment, stir upverb

    try to stir up public opinion

    Synonyms:
    fight, wake, fire up, commove, turn on, shake up, ignite, agitate, shake, rouse, disturb, vex, stir, campaign, excite, inflame, charge, shift, instigate, foment, raise up, press, incite, charge up, crusade, set off, push, budge, heat

  2. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire upverb

    arouse or excite feelings and passions

    "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"

    Synonyms:
    shake up, come alive, incite, arouse, awake, heat, commove, inflame, agitate, raise up, wake up, light up, wake, catch fire, instigate, conflagrate, combust, rouse, fire up, kindle, set off, waken, erupt, hot up, awaken, ignite, take fire, foment, vex, heat up, light, disturb, enkindle

  3. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise upverb

    change the arrangement or position of

    Synonyms:
    fight, touch, crusade, succuss, excite, stick, perplex, disturb, get, nark, irritate, shake up, shake, mystify, flummox, commove, inflame, bother, press, agitate, rile, gravel, stir, nonplus, wake, shift, instigate, stimulate, reorganise, get to, dumbfound, rouse, fire up, reorganize, interrupt, vex, heat, nettle, baffle, chafe, get at, trouble, beat, fluff up, ignite, budge, amaze, turn on, charge, annoy, bump around, upset, charge up, incite, jar, puzzle, bewilder, rag, push, foment, campaign, stupefy, worry, raise up, plump up, pose, devil, set off

  4. incite, instigate, set off, stir upverb

    provoke or stir up

    "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"

    Synonyms:
    motivate, start, vex, incite, detonate, raise up, bring out, wake, offset, spark, commove, inflame, disturb, propel, shake up, take off, agitate, explode, instigate, trigger off, move, part, trigger, fire up, inspire, trip, prod, egg on, depart, set off, heat, prompt, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, ignite, start out, foment, set forth, actuate, cancel, set out

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stir up

    Synonyms:
    instigate, excite, STIR

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How to use stir up in a sentence?

  1. Book of Proverbs:

    A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    They were deliberately deceiving the American people and the Congress, they were pretending otherwise, because in that way, they could portray [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu - who gave an accurate assessment - as an alarmist, trying to stir up war.

  3. 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.

  4. Naotaka Kimizuka:

    Depending on how the TV appeal is done, it could stir up public opinion, or, people could lose interest and things will go as Abe's administration prefers.

  5. Shanta Nurullah.Keewa Nurullah:

    When people come in the shop and I stir up those conversations, it's not just purely transactional for me, you never know how people will end up being instrumental in your life.

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