Definition of 'agent'

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French Translation of "agent"
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An agent acting for a club could receive the fee without the player being taxed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An agent working for both sides of a transfer has a conflict of interest. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Work with your agent to set up refreshment pit stops where your home or grounds can be seen from flattering angles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He acted as his agent in his Riverside return. The Sun (2016)So they own the agent - the agent works for them as well. The Sun (2016)For him darkness was the principal dramatic agent in a work, and the underlying aim was supernatural. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It contains the antibacterial and whitening properties of toothpaste but without the chemicals, foaming agents and artificial flavours. The Sun (2016)You may get a rash from a particular cleaning agent. Mumby, Keith The Allergy Handbook (1988)Sometimes it is the local bishop who acts as an agent of secular power. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then he found small businesses looking for offices via a website and also through property agents. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Agents work out the value of shorter leases as a percentage of long lease or freehold value. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Troops found a white powder they suspected to be a chemical warfare agent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their son is a lawyer who also acts as his agent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The rest of us are reduced to passive spectators rather than active political agents. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Agents around the world are trembling with excitement. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Proving which chemical agent was used on the victims does not determine responsibility for the attack. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But now our phones are acting as our agents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In this particular case the agents kept the property in the window and on their website until exchange. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At its heart is the concept of breach of trust by an agent acting on behalf of a principal. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This flexible policy has enabled the firm to build up a very extensive network of national agents throughout the world. Tom Cannon Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)MI5 is said to have offered to provide the Libyan agents with business cards for the purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These agents work best in divided doses, rather than taken at one time. Kowalski, Robert E The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)Not this particular agent, but it has happened. The Sun (2008)He is also a shareholder in his agent's business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But between acting purely as agent on behalf of the client and acting purely as principal, there is a vast grey area. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We get accused of being agents of foreign powers,' she said. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was by then being branded as a traitor and rebel, and had found himself pursued by government agents and without a friend in the world. Christianity Today (2000)In a passive sentence the agent (the person or thing doing the action) is often left out. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If you don't visit the agent in person, then at least be sure to have a world map to hand when you phone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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Translations for 'agent'

British English: agent /ˈeɪdʒənt/ NOUN
An agent is someone who arranges work or business for someone else.
You are buying direct, rather than through an agent.
  • American English: agent
  • Arabic: وَكِيل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: agente
  • Chinese: 代理商
  • Croatian: agent
  • Czech: agent
  • Danish: agent
  • Dutch: agent
  • European Spanish: agente representante
  • Finnish: agentti
  • French: agent
  • German: Vertreter
  • Greek: πράκτορας
  • Italian: agente
  • Japanese: 代理人
  • Korean: 대리인
  • Norwegian: agent
  • Polish: agent
  • European Portuguese: agente
  • Romanian: agent
  • Russian: агент
  • Latin American Spanish: agente Persona o cosa que produce un efecto
  • Swedish: ombud
  • Thai: ตัวแทน
  • Turkish: temsilci
  • Ukrainian: агент
  • Vietnamese: người trung gian


Definition of agent from the Collins English Dictionary
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