the sale was arranged through an agent

representative, emissary, envoy, go-between, proxy, negotiator, broker, liaison, spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman; informal rep

a travel agent

agency, business, organization, company, firm, bureau

a CIA agent

spy, secret agent, undercover agent, operative, fifth columnist, mole, Mata Hari; informal G-man

the agents of destruction

performer, author, executor, perpetrator, producer, instrument, catalyst

a cleansing agent

medium, means, instrument, vehicle

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  • Agent — A gent, n. 1. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor. [1913 Webster] Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agent — A gent, a. [L. agens, agentis, p. pr. of agere to act; akin to Gr. ? to lead, Icel. aka to drive, Skr. aj. [root]2.] Acting; opposed to {patient}, or sustaining, action. [Archaic] The body agent. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agent — An agent is either: * an entity who is capable of action * someone (or something) who acts on behalf of another person.In law* Agent (law): a person authorised to act on behalf of another person ** Patent agent, or patent attorney, a professional …   Wikipedia

  • AGENT — s. m. Terme dont on se sert, en Philosophie, pour exprimer Tout ce qui agit, tout ce qui opère. Agent naturel. Agent surnaturel. Le feu est le plus puissant de tous les agents naturels. Agent chimique.   Il s emploie aussi par opposition à… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • AGENT — n. m. Celui qui fait les affaires d’autrui, qui est chargé d’une fonction, d’une mission, soit par un gouvernement ou par une administration, soit par un ou plusieurs particuliers. Ce ministre sut animer d’un même esprit tous les agents du… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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  • agent — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin agent , agens, from Latin, present participle of agere to drive, lead, act, do; akin to Old Norse aka to travel in a vehicle, Greek agein to drive, lead Date: 15th century 1. one that acts or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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