Synonyms for agent

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ey-juhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪ dʒənt

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Définition of agent

Origin :
  • late 15c., "one who acts," from Latin agentem (nominative agens) "effective, powerful," present participle of agere "to set in motion, drive, lead, conduct" (see act (n.)). Meaning "any natural force or substance which produces a phenomenon" is from 1550s. Meaning "deputy, representative" is from 1590s. Sense of "spy, secret agent" is attested by 1916.
  • noun person representing an organization or person in business
  • noun power, instrument for achievement
Example sentences :
  • The proper business of an ‘agent provocateur’ is to provoke.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • He and his agent, the Hon. Amos Kendall, determined to rely on private enterprise.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • Otherwise the agent will soon put an end to the Association.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 12, June 18, 1870 » by Various
  • How they had employed John Chivery as their sole clerk and agent, seeing to whom he was devoted.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • The agent of their master applied to a law firm in Cleveland for assistance.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • The agent was for the moment dickering in re two pounds of sugar.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • The agent heard him placidly, as one who listens to a curious tale.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • Then, with an added violence, he came to his final charge of the agent himself.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Entered history at an early date as the agent for the Garden of Eden.
  • Extract from : « Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date » by Anonymous
  • Would it not be a good idea for you to appoint me your 'London agent?'
  • Extract from : « Cleo The Magnificent » by Louis Zangwill

Antonyms for agent

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