Synonyms of agent
1 representativeDictionary • You are buying direct, rather than through an agent.
representative • trade union representatives
deputy • France's minister for culture and his deputy attended the meeting.
substitute • She is seeking a substitute for the man who broke her heart.
broker • They met through a commercial marriage broker.
delegate • The rebels' chief delegate repeated their demands.
envoy • the Secretary General's personal envoy
trustee • Astonishingly, the trustees don't know where the money is either.
proxy • She sent him as her proxy to board meetings.
surrogate • Leningrad was the third alien city to offer him a surrogate home.
go-between • He will act as a go-between to try and work out an agenda.
emissary • the President's special emissary to Hanoi
2 spyDictionary • All these years he's been an agent for the East.
spy • He was jailed for five years as an alleged British spy.
operative (US, Canadian) • The CIA wants to protect its operatives.
secret agent • He was blacklisted as a secret agent.
secret service agent
nark (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang)
3 authorDictionary • They regard themselves as the agents of change in society.
officer • a local education authority officer
operator • He first of all worked as a machine operator.
4 forceDictionary • the bleaching agent in white flour
force • The army was the most powerful political force.
power • the power of his rhetoric
cause • Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of death and disease.
instrument • The veto is a traditional instrument for diplomacy.
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agencyAn agency is a business which provides a service on behalf of other businesses.
• a successful advertising agency
brokerA broker is a person whose job is to buy and sell shares, foreign money, or goods for other people.
• They met through a commercial marriage broker.
• the foreign employment bureau
Thesaurus for agent from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person who acts on behalf of another person, group, business, government, etc; representative