HyperDic: secret_agent

English > 1 sense of the expression secret agent:
NOUNperson secret agent, intelligence officer, intelligence agent, operativea person secretly employed in espionage for a government
English > secret agent: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person secretly employed in espionage for a government.
Synonymsintelligence officer, intelligence agent, operative
NarrowerNOCAn undercover agent who is given no official cover
agent-in-placeAn operative serving as a penetration into an intelligence target
agent provocateur, provocateurA secret agent who incites / incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts
bridge agentAn operative who acts as a courier or go-between from a case officer to a secret agent in a hostile area
case officerAn operative who also serves as an official staffer of an intelligence service
codetalker, windtalkerA secret agent who was one of the Navajos who devised and used a code based on their native language
footA member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
spy, undercover agent(military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
walk-inAn operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum
BroaderagentA representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
Spanishagente de inteligencia, agente operativo, agente secreto
Catalanagent d'intel·ligència, agent operatiu, agent secret

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