Synonyms of stir in English:

stir


See definition of stir

verb

1‘use a wooden spoon to stir the mixture’

SYNONYMS
mix, blend, agitate
beat, whip, whisk, fold in
North American muddle

2‘Travis stirred in his sleep’

SYNONYMS
move slightly, change one's position, twitch, quiver, tremble

3‘a gentle breeze stirred the leaves’

SYNONYMS
disturb, rustle, shake, move, flutter, agitate, swish

4‘when Ruth eventually stirred, it was nearly lunchtime’

SYNONYMS
get up, get out of bed, rouse oneself, bestir oneself, rise, show signs of life, be up and about, be active
wake up, awaken, waken
informal be up and doing, rise and shine, surface
literary arise
ANTONYMS

go to bed, retire

5‘you won't even have to stir out of your office’

SYNONYMS
leave, depart from, go out of
move from, budge from, make a move from, shift from
ANTONYMS

stay, stay put

6‘her imagination was stirred by the thought’

SYNONYMS
arouse, rouse, kindle, inspire, stimulate, excite, awaken, waken, quicken, animate, activate, galvanize, fire, electrify, whet
literary enkindle
ANTONYMS

stultify

7‘the outbreak of the war stirred him to action’

SYNONYMS
spur, drive, rouse, prompt, propel, prod, move, motivate, encourage
urge, impel, induce
provoke, goad, prick, sting, incite, inflame
North American light a fire under

noun

1‘the event caused quite a stir’

SYNONYMS
commotion, disturbance, fuss, ado, excitement, flurry, uproar, ferment, brouhaha, furore, turmoil, sensation
informal to-do, hoo-ha, hullabaloo, flap, song and dance, splash
British informal kerfuffle

Phrases

    stir one's stumps

    ‘'Stir your stumps!' he shouted’


    SYNONYMS
    British

    be quick, look smart, hurry up, speed up

    make it snappy, get cracking, get moving, step on it, step on the gas, rattle one's dags

    British

    get one's skates on

    North American

    get a wiggle on

    South African

    put foot

    stir something up

    ‘his remarks stirred up a furore’


    SYNONYMS

    whip up, work up, foment, fan the flames of, trigger, spark off, excite, provoke, instigate, incite

    cause, precipitate, produce, generate, give rise to

    ANTONYMS

    stifle, suppress