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agent British & World English

A person who acts on behalf of another, in particular:

agent English Thesaurus

my agent told me that someone wanted to make a film out of my novel

law agent British & World English

(In Scotland) a solicitor

agent noun British & World English

A noun denoting someone or something that performs the action of a verb, usually ending in -er or -or, e.g. worker, accelerator

free agent British & World English

A person who does not have any commitments that restrict their actions

house agent British & World English

An estate agent

land agent British & World English

A person employed to manage an estate on behalf of its owners

press agent British & World English

A person employed to organize advertising and media publicity on behalf of an individual or organization

road agent British & World English

A highwayman or bandit, especially along stagecoach routes in the western US

stock agent British & World English

A person whose job is buying and selling livestock

agent general British & World English

The representative of an Australian state or Canadian province in London or another major foreign city

Agent Orange British & World English

A defoliant chemical used by the US in the Vietnam War

blister agent British & World English

A chemical weapon that burns and blisters the skin or other tissues

booking agent British & World English

A person who makes engagements or reservations for others, in particular

double agent British & World English

An agent who pretends to act as a spy for one country or organization while in fact acting on behalf of an enemy

enquiry agent British & World English

A private detective

estate agent British & World English

A person whose job involves selling and renting out buildings and land for clients

release agent British & World English

A substance applied to a surface, typically the surface of a mould or container, to prevent other substances from sticking to it

secret agent British & World English

A spy acting for a country

wetting agent British & World English

A chemical that can be added to a liquid to reduce its surface tension and make it more effective in spreading over and penetrating surfaces

secret agent English Thesaurus

his tutor might have been a British secret agent

Agent General New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

foreign representative of an Australian state or Canadian province

Agent Orange New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

defoliant chemical used by the US in the Vietnam War

bittering agent British & World English

A substance added to a toxic product, e.g. antifreeze, to make it taste or smell extremely bitter and thus discourage inhalation or ingestion

insurance agent British & World English

A person employed to sell insurance policies

literary agent British & World English

A professional agent who acts on behalf of an author in dealing with publishers and others involved in promoting the author’s work

oxidizing agent British & World English

A substance that tends to bring about oxidation by being reduced and gaining electrons

publicity agent British & World English

Another term for publicist111.

reducing agent British & World English

A substance that tends to bring about reduction by being oxidized and losing electrons

shipping agent British & World English

A licensed agent in a port who transacts a ship’s business, such as insurance or documentation, for the owner

agent provocateur British & World English

A person employed to induce others to break the law so that they can be convicted

commission agent British & World English

A person who transacts business on commission, typically on behalf of a principal from another country

forwarding agent British & World English

A person or company that receives and ships goods


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