1. To cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; SYN. rouse, charge, commove, excite, charge up.
2. To change the arrangement or position of; SYN. disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up.
3. To try to stir up public opinion; SYN. foment, stir up.
4. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
5. Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
6. Move very slightly
7. Move or cause to move back and forth
1. To arouse sexually; SYN. sex, excite, turn on, wind up.
2. To call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; SYN. elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke.
3. To begin moving,; SYN. stir.
ETYM Latin perturbare, perturbatum; per + turbare to disturb, from turba a disorder: cf. Old Fren. perturber. Related to Per-, and Turbid.
1. To throw into great confusion or disorder; SYN. derange, throw out of kilter.
2. To disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; SYN. unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder.
3. To disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom.
4. To cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, esp. as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull.