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a·gent

agent

 
 
pronunciation:
eI jnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who has been given the power to do certain actions for another person.
The author's agent called to discuss his fees for speaking at the school.
synonyms:
ambassador, deputy
similar words:
advocate, attorney, negotiator, substitute
definition 2: a force or means that brings about certain results; cause.
Whenever he was around, it seemed like bad things happened, so we called him the agent of doom.We're going to have to use a very strong cleaning agent to get out that dirt.
synonyms:
cause, force
similar words:
medium, power
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