US: /ˈeɪdʒənsi/
UK: /ˈe‍ɪd‍ʒənsi/

English Vietnamese dictionary

agency /'eidʤənsi/
  • danh từ
    • tác dụng, lực
    • sự môi giới, sự trung gian
      • through (by) the agency of...: nhờ sự môi giới của...
    • (thương nghiệp) đại lý, phân điểm, chi nhánh
    • cơ quan, sở, hãng, hãng thông tấn
      • Vietnam News Agency: Việt Nam thông tấn xã

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun (plural agencies)
1 a business or an organization that provides a particular service especially on behalf of other businesses or organizations: an advertising / employment agency + You can book at your local travel agency. + international aid agencies caring for refugees
2 (especially AmE) a government department that provides a particular service: the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Idioms: through the agency of (formal) as a result of the action of sb/sth: He obtained his position through the agency of an old friend.

Thesaurus dictionary

means, medium, instrumentality; intervention, intercession, action, intermediation; operation, mechanism, force, power, activity, working(s), energy:
Pollen is carried from flower to flower by the agency of certain insects.

Collocation dictionary


official | federal, government, public, state | UN | external, independent, outside | commercial, private | voluntary | international, local | multilateral | adoption, advertising, aid, dating, employment, estate, intelligence, marketing, news, press, recruitment, relief, research, travel, etc. | appropriate
Details of the problem will be logged by the Help Desk staff who will then contact the appropriate agency.


through an/the ~
He managed to find a job through an agency.

More information about ORGANIZATION


create, establish, form, found, set up, start ~
an association created to promote local industry The company was founded in 1981.

dissolve ~
(often law)She sought a court order to have the partnership dissolved.

run ~
He runs an accountancy firm.

manage ~
The executive committee manages the group on a day-to-day basis.

be/become a member of, join ~
She became a member of the Society of Arts.

leave ~
The country plans to leave the organization.

Concise English dictionary

+an administrative unit of government
+a business that serves other businesses
+the state of being in action or exerting power
+the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
+how a result is obtained or an end is achieved