agent

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[A·gent]

When you're buying a house or negotiating your break out movie contract, it's a good idea to hire an agent to represent you someone who can keep a cool head and get the best deal for you.

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Acting -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.

Noun
the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the hapening denoted by the verb in the clause

Noun
an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"

Noun
a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

Noun
a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

Noun
any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

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Noun
a substance that exerts some force or effect


a.
Acting; -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.

n.
One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.

n.
One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.

n.
An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.


Agent

A"gent , a. [L. agens, agentis, p. pr. of agere to act; akin to Gr. to lead, Icel. aka to drive, Skr. aj. .] Acting -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action. [Archaic] "The body agent." Bacon.

Agent

A"gent, n. 1. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill.
2. One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor. 3. An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.

Acting -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.

One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.

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Usage Examples

I was advised by an American agent when I was about 19 to change my surname.

Governments cannot make marriages or turn feckless individuals into responsible citizens. That needs another kind of change agent.

I had my heart set on becoming an English teacher, but stumbled into acting after meeting a theatrical agent in my dad's restaurant in San Diego.

I wasn't sure how my dad would react. There was an agent sitting behind them and he told me he was embarrassed to watch the scenes. My parents have always been very open. They trust my decisions.

I'm a bad dater - I'm just not good at it. It's so weird dating in this town. It's like high school. I get a lot of people who have their publicist call my agent to ask, 'Is she dating anyone?'

I heard about the project over a year before we began. My American agent said, 'Oh, you might want to read 'In Cold Blood' because they're talking about you for Capote, but the script's with Johnny Depp and Sean Penn at the moment.' So, these things take their time to dribble down the food chain.

I had to act in a school play when I was about ten years old. I really didn't want to do it. But everyone had to do it so I didn't have a choice. A talent agent came and watched it and later gave me some work. It's funny because I'd always known that I wanted a movie career. I just didn't think that I would be in the movies.

A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything.

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Other Usage Examples

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.

I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.

I was almost 8 years old when I was watching a kid on a TV commercial, and I told my mom that I wanted to do the same thing. She said that I would need to get an agent and that she would research it.

From the very start of all of this, my mom has read the scripts first. And if she liked something, she let me read it. She told our agent what kinds of parts that we would want.

An agent saw one of the plays I did at ACT, but my mom was like, No, she's too young. I became so annoying that a year and a half later she just couldn't stand hearing me any more!

I knew what book we had to write, it was clear in my head it was journals and poetry. So I passed on their offer. I told my agent this is our vision, and no one's done it this way.

An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive.

By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth.

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