Synonyms of agent


1. agent, causal agent, cause, causal agency

usage: an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"

2. agent, representative

usage: a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

3. agent, causal agent, cause, causal agency, substance

usage: a substance that exerts some force or effect

4. agent, factor, broker, businessperson, bourgeois

usage: a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

5. agent, federal agent, official, functionary

usage: any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

6. agentive role, agent, semantic role, participant role

usage: the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

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