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1 something used to achieve an end
  • the whitening agent in the detergent is chlorine bleach
  • the Church has been the traditional agent for social justice in impoverished countries

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3 a person sent on a mission to represent another
  • an undercover agent of the Crown

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4 a person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country
  • an agent feeding information about enemy troop movements

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The first known use of agent was in the 15th century

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“Agent.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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