- (transitive) To arouse or excite (passion or action).
- 1922 February, James Joyce, Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare & Co.; Sylvia Beach, OCLC 560090630 ↗; republished London: Published for the Egoist Press, London by John Rodker, Paris, October 1922, OCLC 2297483 ↗:Episode 16:
- All those wretched quarrels, in his humble opinion, stirring up bad blood, from some bump of combativeness or gland of some kind, erroneously supposed to be about a punctilio of honour and a flag […]
- (transitive) To mix (ingredients) by stirring.
- (transitive) To move or disturb slightly; to make turbid.
- French: stimuler, inciter
- Italian: stimolare, appassionare, convincere
- Portuguese: incitar
- Spanish: levantar pasiones, soliviantar, concitar
- French: faire de l'agitation
- German: entfachen
- Italian: fomentare, sobillare, incitare
- Spanish: despertar, provocar, excitar, fomentar
- French: mélanger