agent

/'eIdZFnt/ noun (C)
1 BUSINESS a person or company that represents another person or company in business, in their legal problems etc: Our agent in Rio deals with all our Brazilian business.
(+ for): We're acting as agents for Mr Watson. -see also: estate agent, real estate agent, land agent
2 ARTIST/ACTOR someone who is paid by actors, musicians etc to find work for them: My agent has an exciting new script for me to look at.
3 GOVERNMENT AGENT someone who works for a government or police department in order to get secret information about another country or organization; spy: a Soviet agent in Czechoslovakia
-see also: secret agent, double agent
4 CHEMICAL technical a chemical or substance that makes other substances change: Soap is a cleansing agent.
5 FORCE someone or something that affects or changes a situation: agent for/of change: Technological advances are the chief agents of change.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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