"stirred" in the verb sense
move an implement through
"stir the soup"
"stir my drink"
"stir the soil"
2. stir, shift, budge, agitate
move very slightly
"He shifted in his seat"
3. stimulate, excite, stir
stir feelings in
"stimulate my appetite"
"excite the audience"
4. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
"These stories shook the community"
"the civil war shook the country"
5. touch, stir
"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
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
to begin moving
"As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
mix or add by stirring
"Stir nuts into the dough"
"stirred" in the adjective sense
1. moved, affected, stirred, touched
being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
"too moved to speak"
"very touched by the stranger's kindness"
2. stimulated, stirred, stirred up, aroused
set into a usually circular motion in order to mix or blend
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