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Synonyms for agency
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority(noun)

    an administrative unit of government

    "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

    Synonyms:
    assurance, billet, berth, means, confidence, chest of drawers, spot, bureau, delegacy, role, office staff, function, dominance, post, dresser, sanction, part, authority, self-assurance, power, way, say-so, sureness, place, representation, government agency, chest, position, business office, self-confidence, potency, authorisation, situation, office, authorization, federal agency

  2. agency(noun)

    a business that serves other businesses

    Synonyms:
    means, government agency, representation, federal agency, way, authority, office, delegacy, bureau

  3. agency(noun)

    the state of being in action or exerting power

    "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency"

    Synonyms:
    means, government agency, representation, federal agency, way, authority, office, delegacy, bureau

  4. representation, delegacy, agency(noun)

    the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent

    Synonyms:
    delegacy, government agency, histrionics, federal agency, theatrical performance, commission, deputation, way, mental representation, delegation, theatrical, internal representation, bureau, office, means, representation, mission, authority

  5. means, agency, way(noun)

    how a result is obtained or an end is achieved

    "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"

    Synonyms:
    direction, government agency, manner, way, delegacy, elbow room, substance, style, federal agency, path, way of life, bureau, office, means, representation, fashion, authority, mode, room

Wiktionary

  1. agency(noun)

    Synonyms:
    efficiency, management, operation, action, instrumentality

  2. agency(noun)

    The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.

    The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward.

    Synonyms:
    instrumentality, action, efficiency, management, operation

  3. agency(noun)

    agent

    Synonyms:
    management, operation, action, efficiency, instrumentality

  4. agency(noun)

    The office of an agent, or factor.

    Synonyms:
    operation, management, action, efficiency, instrumentality

  5. agency(noun)

    The relation between a principal and his agent.

    Synonyms:
    action, efficiency, management, operation, instrumentality

  6. agency(noun)

    Business of one entrusted with the concerns of another.

    Synonyms:
    efficiency, operation, instrumentality, management, action

  7. agency(noun)

    The place of business of an agent.

    Synonyms:
    operation, instrumentality, efficiency, action, management

  8. agency(noun)

    A bond issued by a US government-backed entity, such as Fannie Mae.

    Synonyms:
    instrumentality, efficiency, management, operation, action

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. agency

    Operation is action considered with reference to the thing acted upon, and may apply to the action of an intelligent agent or of a material substance or force; as, the operation of a medicine. Performance and execution denote intelligent action, considered with reference to the actor or to that which he accomplishes; performance accomplishing the will of the actor, execution often the will of another; we speak of the performance of a duty, the execution of a sentence. Compare ACT.

    Synonyms:
    action, effect, execution, force, influence, operation, performance, procedure, result

    Antonyms:
    failure, inaction, ineffectiveness, inefficiency, inutility, powerlessness, uselessness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. agency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    intervention, instrumentality, mediation, action, operation, force, influence, procurement

  2. agency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    charge, direction, management, superintendence, supervision

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. agency(n)

    Synonyms:
    instrumentality, operation, action, mediation, means

How to pronounce agency?

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How to use agency in a sentence?

  1. Phil Robertson:

    This is a test case for whether rule of law really means anything in Thailand when the poor and powerless take on a state agency that has been negligent, if the (Pollution Control Department) can defy an order from the Supreme Administrative Court without facing severe consequences, it spreads the word that government agencies can do what they want.

  2. Frank Reda:

    We are expecting liquidity to get weaker going into 2015, so we are shifting out of some corporate exposure and moving into traditional agency MBS, that's not because we want to make a bet on mortgages, but because we want to structure the portfolio to protect it, in case there is a liquidity crunch.

  3. Mike Thompson:

    If we left the EU, this would mean that the licensing of new medicines would have to be handled by a UK agency as well as a European agency, our members have confirmed that the applications for a UK license would come after the European license due to the smaller patient population in the UK.

  4. Alexander Mather:

    This was a chance to help the agency that put humans on the Moon and will soon do it again, this Mars rover will help pave the way for human presence there, and I wanted to try and help in any way I could. Refusal of the challenge was not an option.

  5. Fred Allen:

    The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference.


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