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    agent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word agent

    Definition
    (noun) an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    Example Sentence
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
    Definition
    (noun) a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations Definition
    (noun) a substance that exerts some force or effect Definition
    (noun) a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
    Synonyms : broker , factor
    Definition
    (noun) any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
    Synonyms : federal agent
    Definition
    (noun) the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
    Synonyms : agentive role
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