HyperDic: agent

English > 6 senses of the word agent:
NOUNobjectagentan active and efficient cause
person agenta representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
substanceagenta substance that exerts some force or effect
person agent, factor, brokera businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
person agent, federal agentany agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
communicationagent, agentive rolethe semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
agent > pronunciation
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > agent: 6 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningAn active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect.
Example"their research uncovered new disease agents"
Narrowerbiological agent, biohazardAny bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare
eliminatorAn agent that eliminates something
impairerAn agent that impairs
infectious agent, infective agentAn agent capable of producing infection
lethal agentAn agent capable of causing death
motorA nonspecific agent that imparts motion
mutagenAny agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation
quickener, invigorator, enlivenerAn agent that gives or restores life or vigor
relaxerAny agent that produces relaxation
repressor, represserAn agent that represses
retardant, retardent, retardationAny agent that retards or delays / delays or hinders
satisfierAny agent capable of producing satisfaction
shortenerAny agent that shortens
stressorAny agent that causes stress to an organism
teratogenAny agent that interferes with normal embryonic development
vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive, pressorAny agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel
vector, transmitterAny agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
weakenerThat which weakens / weakens / weakens or causes a loss of strength
Broadercausal agent, cause, causal agencyAny entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
Nounsagencythe state of being in action or exerting power
English > agent: 6 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations.
NarrowerbaileeThe agent to whom property involved in a bailment is delivered
booker, booking agentsomeone who engages a person or company for performances
business agentAn agent who handles business affairs for another
deputy, surrogateA person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
employment agentsomeone who runs an employment agency
freight agentAn employee of a freight carrier who directs the receipt and delivery of goods
government agentA representative or official of a government or administrative department of a government
handlerAn agent who handles something or someone
literary agentAn agent who represents an author in dealings with publishers
mill agentThe responsible official at a mill that is under absentee ownership
next friend(law) a person who acts on behalf of an infant or disabled person
parliamentary agentA person who is employed to look after the affairs of businesses that are affected by legislation of the British Parliament
proxy, placeholder, procuratorA person authorized to act for another
purchasing agentAn agent who purchases goods or services for another
secret agent, intelligence officer, intelligence agent, operativeA person secretly employed in espionage for a government
shipping agentThe agent of a shipowner
shopperA commercial agent who shops / shops at the competitor's store in order to compare their prices and merchandise with those of the store that employs her
special agentsomeone whose authority is limited to the special undertaking they have been instructed to perform
talent agentAn agent who represents performers
universal agent, general agentsomeone authorized to transact every kind of business for the principal
BroaderrepresentativeA person who represents others
Adjectivesagentialof or relating to an agent or agency
Nounsagencythe state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
English > agent: 6 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningA substance that exerts some force or effect.
Narrowerantacid, gastric antacid, alkalizer, alkaliser, antiacidAn agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
antiflatulentAny agent that reduces intestinal gas
antifungal, antifungal agent, fungicide, antimycotic, antimycotic agentAny agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
bacteriostatA chemical or biological material that inhibits bacterial growth
bleaching agent, bleach, blanching agent, whitenerAn agent that makes things white or colorless
chemical agentAn agent that produces chemical reactions
coagulant, coagulatorAn agent that produces coagulation
coolantA fluid agent (gas or liquid / liquid) that produces cooling
dilutant, diluent, thinnerA diluting agent
disinfectant, germicide, antimicrobic, antimicrobialAn agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
drugA substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
emmenagogueAny agent that promotes menstrual discharge
galactagogueagent that induces milk secretion
hypnagogueAn agent that induces drowsiness or sleep
hypoglycemic agent, hypoglycaemic agentAny of various agents that decrease the level of glucose in the blood and are used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
inducerAn agent capable of activating specific genes
lactifugeAny agent that reduces milk secretion (as given to a woman who is not breast feeding)
lactogenAny agent that enhances milk production
mitogenAn agent that triggers mitosis
nerve gas, nerve agentA toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system
precipitantAn agent that causes a precipitate to form
solvating agentAn agent that converts something into a solvate
vermicideAn agent that kills worms (especially those in the intestines)
viricide, virucideAn agent (physical or chemical) that inactivates or destroys viruses
Broadercausal agent, cause, causal agencyAny entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
substanceA particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
English > agent: 6 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission.
Synonymsfactor, broker
Member ofbrokerage, brokerage firm, securities firmA stock broker's business
NarrowerauctioneerAn agent who conducts an auction
insurance broker, insurance agent, general agent, underwriterAn agent who sells insurance
investment banker, underwriterA banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities
real estate broker, real estate agent, estate agent, land agent, house agentA person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land
ship brokerAn agent for the ship owner
stockbrokerAn agent in the buying and selling of stocks and bonds
syndicOne appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions
travel agentsomeone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers
Broaderbusinessperson, bourgeoisA capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
Spanishagente de negocios, agente, broker, corredor, factor, intermediario
Catalanagent de borsa, agent de negocis, corredor, factor
Adjectivesagentialof or relating to an agent or agency
English > agent: 6 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningAny agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau.
Synonymfederal agent
NarrowerFederal, Fed, federal officialAny federal law-enforcement officer
Indian agentA representative / representative of the federal government to American Indian tribes (especially on Indian reservations)
trustbusterA federal agent who engages in trust busting
Broaderofficial, functionaryA worker who holds or is invested with an office
Spanishagente federal, agente
Catalanagent federal
Adjectivesagentialof or relating to an agent or agency
English > agent: 6 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningThe semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause.
Synonymagentive role
Broadersemantic role, participant role(linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause

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