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Another word for disturb

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Verb
  1. To alter the settled state or position of

      1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class:
      2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
      3. To alter (position or place).
      1. To cause to move from side to side or up and down with jerky movements:
      2. To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock:
      3. To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
      1. To change in position from one point to another:
      2. To follow a specified course:
      3. To change posture or position; stir:
      1. To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position:
      2. To force to leave a place of residence:
      3. To move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland or other place of residence:
      1. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
      2. To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
      3. To throw into confusion or disorder; disrupt:
    See also:

    move

  2. To impair or destroy the composure of

    See also:

    calm

  3. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

  4. To break up the order or progress of

      1. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
      2. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
      3. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
      1. To throw into confusion or disorder:
      2. To interrupt or impede the progress of:
      3. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning:
    See also:

    order

  5. To put out of proper order

    See also:

    order

Another word for disturb

Verb
  1. To upset physical relationship

      1. To throw into confusion or disorder:
      2. To interrupt or impede the progress of:
      3. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning:
      1. To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position:
      2. To force to leave a place of residence:
      3. To move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland or other place of residence:
      1. A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
      2. A breach of civic order or peace; a public disturbance.
      3. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
    See also:

    confuse

  2. To upset mental calm

Synonym Study

  • Agitate suggests the arousal of intense mental or emotional excitement he was so agitated, he could not answer
  • To perturb is to cause to have a troubled or alarmed feeling the bad news perturbed him
  • Discompose implies the upsetting of one's self-possession her sudden outburst discomposed him
  • Disturb implies the unsettling of normal mental calm or powers of concentration as by worry, interruption, or interference to disturb one's train of thought