agent


agent
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W2S3 [ˈeıdʒənt] n
[Date: 1400-1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: , from the present participle of Latin agere 'to drive, lead, act, move, do']
1.) a person or company that represents another person or company, especially in business
Our agent in Rio deals with all our Brazilian business.
agent for
We're acting as agents for Mr Watson.
2.) someone who finds work for actors, musicians etc, or who finds someone to ↑publish a writer's work
My agent has a new script for me to look at.
a literary agent
3.) someone who works for a government or police department, especially in order to get secret information about another country or organization
an intelligence agent
an FBI agent
an undercover (=secret) agent
4.) technical a chemical or substance that is used for a particular purpose or that has a particular effect
Soap is a cleansing agent.
5.) someone or something that affects or changes a situation
agent for/of change
Technological advances are the chief agents of change.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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