1. To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.
"Preparing to disturb With all-cofounding war the realms above." -- Cowper.
"The bellow's noise disturbed his quiet rest." -- Spenser.
"The utmost which the discontented colonies could do, was to disturb authority." -- Burke.
2. To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy.
3. To turn from a regular or designed course. [Obs.]
"And disturb His inmost counsels from their destined aim." -- Milton.
Syn. -- To disorder; disquiet; agitate; discompose; molest; perplex; trouble; incommode; ruffle.