What is agent?

  • (noun): The semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the hapening denoted by the verb in the clause.
    Synonyms: agentive role
    See also — Additional definitions below

Agent

An Agent is one who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one entrusted with the business of another.

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Brucellosis in Humans - Biological Warfare
... suis became the first agent weaponized by the United States at its Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas ... The United States BW program focused on three agents of the Brucella group Porcine Brucellosis (Agent US) Bovine Brucellosis (Agent AB) Caprine Brucellosis (Agent AM ... a biological warfare capability, the Chemical Corps offered Agent US in the M114 bomblet, based after the 4-pound bursting bomblet developed for anthrax in World War II ...
Agent - In Culture and Entertainment
... James Bond, a famous secret agent, fictional character by Ian Fleming ... Agent 47, fictional character and protagonist in the Hitman video-game series ... Agent 212, name of a humorous Belgian comic about a large police officer Agent (The Matrix), group of characters in the series Agent (video game), currently in development by Rockstar North for the PlayStation 3 The ...
Stakeknife
... Stakeknife had his own dedicated handlers and agents and it was suggested that he was important enough that MI5 set up an office dedicated solely to him ... It has been alleged that FRU agent Brian Nelson gave Notarantonio's name to the UDA/UFF to protect the identity of the real spy ... have the British government state he was not their agent ...
Counterintelligence - Running Offensive Counterespionage Operations
... officer of country B to generate, alter, or halt agent behavior by using or indicating his capacity to use physical or psychological means of leverage ... officer working overseas does not control a double agent the way a policeman controls an informer ... Before the case officer pushes a button on the agent's control panel he should know what is likely to happen next ...
Gulf (novel) - Criticism and Analysis
... Why are films of this importance given to one single agent to carry, rather than to an armed team? 2 ... Why did the agent stop over at a hotel instead of proceeding directly to his home office? 4 ... that has happened to him, why does the agent not suspect that the New Age Hotel might be a trap? 5 ...

More definitions of "agent":

  • (noun): Any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau.
    Synonyms: federal agent
  • (noun): An active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect.
    Example: "Their research uncovered new disease agents"
  • (noun): A businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission.
    Synonyms: factor, broker
  • (noun): A substance that exerts some force or effect.
  • (noun): A representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations.

Famous quotes containing the word agent:

    The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, “I love children because they’re so honest.” There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parent’s signature like a child.
    Bill Cosby (20th century)

    ... in doing our psychology, we want to attribute mental states fully opaquely because it’s the fully opaque reading which tells us what the agent has in mind, and it’s what the agent has in mind that causes his behavior.
    Jerry Alan Fodor (b. 1935)

    The average American is a good sport, plays by the rules. But this war is no game. And no secret agent is a hero or a good sport—that is, no living agent.
    John Monks, Jr., U.S. screenwriter, Sy Bartlett, and Henry Hathaway. Robert Sharkey (James Cagney)