Synonyms and Antonyms of agency

  1. 1 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization <the federal agency charged with enforcing laws and regulations regarding the use of firearms> Synonyms division, arm, branch, bureau, department, desk, office, serviceRelated Words subdepartment, subdivision

  2. 2 something used to achieve an end <by what agency do you plan to acquire this fortune?> Synonyms agent, instrument, instrumentality, machinery, means, medium, ministry, organ, vehicleRelated Words determinant, expedient, factor, influence, ingredient, mechanism, tool; weapon; activator, animator, catalyst, driver, energizer, executor, generator, impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, instigator, launcher, mover, power, stimulus, trigger; antecedent, cause, occasion, reason; subagency, subagent

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