agent
noun
1 works in an agency
ADJECTIVE
booking, ticket, travel
election (BrE), parliamentary (BrE)
advertising, press, publicity
land (BrE), leasing (AmE), letting (BrE), managing (esp. BrE), rental (AmE)
estate (BrE), real estate (AmE)

They were advised by the real estate agent that their house would not be saleable.

border-patrol, law enforcement
insurance
literary, sports, talent
local

The company has developed sales through local agents in key markets.

VERB + AGENT
employ, have, use

I have an agent who deals with all my contracts.

appoint, get (sb), hire (esp. AmE)

If you want to get published, get yourself an agent!

act as
fire, sack (BrE)
PREPOSITION
through an agent

She got the work through an agent.

agent for

an agent for a shipping company

2 spy
ADJECTIVE
intelligence
enemy, foreign
federal, government
covert, secret, special, undercover
double

As a double agent, he worked for the Americans and the Russians.

3 person/thing that has an effect
ADJECTIVE
chief, main, primary, prime, principal
effective
human
moral, rational
free

I told him I couldn't stop him and that he was a free agent.

PREPOSITION
agent for

The charity is an agent for social change.

PHRASES
an agent for change, an agent of change

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