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Definition of agent:

  1. Acting; - opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.
  2. An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
  3. One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
  4. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.

Synonyms:

commissioner, promoter, wax, espionage, advance person, constituent, intelligencer, organ, stuff, advocate, instrumentality, collaborator, solicitor, mover, baron, machinery, assemblyman, cause, divisor, regent, ministry, administrative assistant, mole, the Commons, cabinet minister, spook, principal, mechanism, agentive role, the House of Commons, element, account executive, operator, press agent, investigate, proctor, cistron, gene, counterintelligence, filibuster, the House, procurator, spokesperson, alderman, assemblywoman, collaboration, the Budget, powder, matter, bug, collaborate, doer, factor, factotum, instrumentation, administrator, means, steward, the House of Lords, boss, rep, capitalist, material, component, spy, dispatch box, broker, mean, backbench, asset, federal agent, diplomat, substance, tool, solid, legate, alderwoman, chancellor, minister, double agent, industrial espionage, lawyer, chief executive, undercover, negotiator, performer, canvasser, ally, Chancellor of the Exchequer, concentrate, chief minister, commissary, ingredient, benches.

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