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Synonyms of stir

Noun


1. stir, splash, disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle

usage: a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; "he made a great splash and then disappeared"

2. stir, agitation

usage: emotional agitation and excitement

3. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir, commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult

usage: a rapid active commotion

Verb


1. stir, move, displace

usage: move an implement through; "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"

2. stir, shift, budge, agitate, move

usage: move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"

3. stimulate, excite, stir, sensitize, sensitise

usage: stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

4. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

usage: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

5. touch, stir, affect, impress, move, strike

usage: affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

6. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth, make, create

usage: 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"

7. arouse, stir, move

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

8. stir, work

usage: mix or add by stirring; "Stir nuts into the dough"

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