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Definition 1: the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for agent in the sense of this definition

(agent is a kind of ...) (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause

Definition 2: an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect - [noun denoting object]

Samples where agent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their research uncovered new disease agents

(agent is a kind of ...) any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

"mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever" "fleas are vectors of the plague" "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases" "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development: alcohol or thalidomide or X-rays or rubella are examples

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that causes stress to an organism

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that shortens

"alcohol is a great shortener of life"

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent capable of producing satisfaction

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that retards or delays or hinders

"flame-retardant"

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that represses

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that produces relaxation

"music is a good relaxer"

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that gives or restores life or vigor

"the soul is the quickener of the body"

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation

(... is a kind of agent ) a nonspecific agent that imparts motion

"happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent capable of causing death

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent capable of producing infection

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that impairs

"crops can be great impairers of the soil"

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that eliminates something

(... is a kind of agent ) any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure

(... is a kind of agent ) that which weakens or causes a loss of strength

"doubt is a great weakener of resolve"

Definition 3: a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for agent in the sense of this definition

(agent is a kind of ...) a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise

(... is a kind of agent ) someone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers

(... is a kind of agent ) one appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent in the buying and selling of stocks and bonds

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent for the ship owner; obtains cargo and may arrange for its loading or discharge

(... is a kind of agent ) a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land

"in England they call a real estate agent a land agent"

(... is a kind of agent ) a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent who sells insurance

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent who conducts an auction

(... is a member of agent) a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller

Definition 4: a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations - [noun denoting person]

(agent is a kind of ...) a person who represents others

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent who handles business affairs for another; especially one who deals with employers

(... is a kind of agent ) a person authorized to act for another

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent who purchases goods or services for another

(... is a kind of agent ) a person secretly employed in espionage for a government

(... is a kind of agent ) the agent of a shipowner

(... is a kind of agent ) a commercial agent who shops at the competitor's store in order to compare their prices and merchandise with those of the store that employs her

(... is a kind of agent ) someone whose authority is limited to the special undertaking they have been instructed to perform

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent who represents performers

(... is a kind of agent ) a person who is employed to look after the affairs of businesses that are affected by legislation of the British Parliament

(... is a kind of agent ) (law) a person who acts on behalf of an infant or disabled person

(... is a kind of agent ) the responsible official at a mill that is under absentee ownership

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent who represents an author in dealings with publishers

(... is a kind of agent ) the agent to whom property involved in a bailment is delivered

(... is a kind of agent ) someone who engages a person or company for performances

(... is a kind of agent ) a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

(... is a kind of agent ) someone who runs an employment agency

(... is a kind of agent ) an employee of a freight carrier who directs the receipt and delivery of goods

(... is a kind of agent ) a representative or official of a government or administrative department of a government

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent who handles something or someone

"the senator's campaign handlers"

(... is a kind of agent ) someone authorized to transact every kind of business for the principal

Definition 5: any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for agent in the sense of this definition

(agent is a kind of ...) a worker who holds or is invested with an office

(... is a kind of agent ) a representative of the federal government to American Indian tribes (especially on Indian reservations)

(... is a kind of agent ) any federal law-enforcement officer

(... is a kind of agent ) a federal agent who engages in trust busting

Definition 6: a substance that exerts some force or effect - [noun denoting substance]

(agent is a kind of ...) any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

(agent is a kind of ...) a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

"shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"

(... is a kind of agent ) agent that induces milk secretion

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that induces drowsiness or sleep

(... is a kind of agent ) any of various agents that decrease the level of glucose in the blood and are used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent capable of activating specific genes

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that reduces milk secretion (as given to a woman who is not breast feeding)

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that enhances milk production

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that triggers mitosis

(... is a kind of agent ) a toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that causes a precipitate to form

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that converts something into a solvate

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that promotes menstrual discharge

(... is a kind of agent ) a diluting agent

(... is a kind of agent ) a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling; especially one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another

"he added more coolant to the car's radiator" "the atomic reactor used a gas coolant" "lathe operators use an emulsion of oil and water as a coolant for the cutting tool"

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that reduces intestinal gas

(... is a kind of agent ) any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

(... is a kind of agent ) a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that kills worms (especially those in the intestines)

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)

(... is a kind of agent ) a chemical or biological material that inhibits bacterial growth

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that makes things white or colorless

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that produces chemical reactions

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent that produces coagulation

(... is a kind of agent ) an agent (physical or chemical) that inactivates or destroys viruses

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