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Synonyms for agent
ˈeɪ dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agent(noun)

    an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect

    "their research uncovered new disease agents"

    agentive role, broker, factor, federal agent

  2. agent(noun)

    a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

    agentive role, broker, factor, federal agent

  3. agent(noun)

    a substance that exerts some force or effect

    agentive role, broker, factor, federal agent

  4. agent, factor, broker(noun)

    a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

    broker, component, element, cistron, factor, gene, divisor, agentive role, federal agent, ingredient, constituent

  5. agent, federal agent(noun)

    any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

    agentive role, broker, factor, federal agent

  6. agentive role, agent(noun)

    the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

    agentive role, broker, factor, federal agent


  1. agent(noun)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. agent

    In strict philosophical usage, the prime mover or doer of an act is the agent. Thus we speak of man as a voluntary agent, a free agent. But in common usage, especially in business, an agent is not the prime actor, but only an instrument or factor, acting under orders or instructions. Compare CAUSE.

    actor, doer, factor, instrument, means, mover, operator, performer, promoter

    chief, inventor, originator, principal

    An agent of the company for selling, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. agent

    doer, performer, actor, force, means, instrument, influence, cause, promoter, operator

    counteragent, counteractor, counteraction, opponent, neutralizer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. agent(n.)

    actor, doer, operator, performer, executor

  2. agent(n.)

    deputy, attorney, factor, representative, substitute, proxy, go-between, procurator, middleman, commissioner, vicegerent

  3. agent(n.)

    hand, employé

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. agent(n)

    representative, canvasser, substitute, deputy, factor, procurator, syndic, go-between, commissioner, proctor, emissary, envoy, solicitor, negotiator

    principal, chief

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. AGENT

    Angiogenic GENe Therapy

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How to use agent in a sentence?

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    We may define a Puritan as a man who holds that certain kinds of acts, even if they have no visible bad effects upon others than the agent, are inherently sinful, and, being sinful, ought to be prevented by whatever means is most effectual - the criminal law if possible, and, if not that, then public opinion backed by economic pressure.

  2. Jorge Castaneda Gutman:

    AMLO just outdid everybody as the agent of change, he channeled all the enormous resentment of the Mexican people against the status quo.

  3. Cory Booker:

    There is no neutrality in this fight, you are either an agent of justice or you are contributing to the problem.

  4. Jerry Parr:

    When he was about probably six or seven feet from the car, I heard these shots, i sort of knew what they were, and I’d been waiting for them all of my career, in a way. That’s what every agent waits for, is that.

  5. Kurt Kjær:

    The crater is exceptionally well-preserved and that is surprising because glacier ice is an incredibly efficient erosive agent that would have quickly removed traces of the impact.

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