To arouse strong feeling in:
To put to test.
To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
Exert is defined as to put forth or into use with great energy.
Find another word for bestir. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for bestir, like: stir-up, exert oneself, excite, incite, try, rouse, betake, bethink, undeceive and exert.