US: /ˈeɪdʒənt/
UK: /ˈe‍ɪd‍ʒənt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

agent /'eidʤənt/
  • danh từ
    • người đại lý
    • ((thường) số nhiều) tay sai, chỉ điểm tay chân, bộ hạ
    • tác nhân
      • physical agent: tác nhân vật lý
      • chemical agent: tác nhân hoá học
    • forward agent
      • người làm công tác phát hành; người gửi đi
    • road agent
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) kẻ cướp đường
    • secret agent
      • đặc vụ, trinh thám
    • ticket agent
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) người giữ quỹ phòng bán vé

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 a person whose job is to act for, or manage the affairs of, other people in business, politics, etc: an insurance agent + Our agent in New York deals with all US sales. + If you're going to rent out your house while you're abroad, you'll need someone to act as your agent here.
2 a person whose job is to find work for an actor, musician, etc. or to find sb who will publish a writer's work: a theatrical / literary agent
See also - PRESS AGENT
3 = SECRET AGENT: an enemy agent
4 (written) a person or thing that has an important effect on a situation: The charity has been an agent for social change.
5 (technical) a chemical or a substance that produces an effect or a change or is used for a particular purpose: cleaning / oxidizing agents
See also - FREE AGENT(also agent)
+ noun
a person who is used by a government to find out secret information about other countries or governments
Synonym: SPY

Thesaurus dictionary

1 representative, intermediary, go-between, proxy, emissary, delegate, spokesman, spokeswoman, spokesperson, deputy, substitute, surrogate, advocate, emissary, legate, envoy, factor:
Our agent in Tokyo will look after the matter for you.
2 factor, agency, cause, means, force, instrument, power, vehicle, ingredient:
The active agent in this cleaner is ammonia.

Collocation dictionary

1 works in an agency


advertising, election, estate, insurance, land, letting, literary, managing, parliamentary, patent, press, publicity, travel | local
The company has developed sales through local agents in key markets.


employ, have, use
I have an agent who deals with all my contracts.
| appoint, engage, get (sb), hire
If you want to get published, get yourself an agent!
| act as | sack


through an ~
She got the work through an agent.
| ~ for
an agent for a shipping company

More information about JOB


be, work as ~
She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.

study to be, train as, train to be ~
She trained as a painter and sculptor.

start (work) as ~
He started work as a trainee chef.

become, qualify as ~
She qualified as a vet last year.

employ (sb as), have
The company employs more than 1500 engineers.

engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
They have recruited a new designer.

appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.

dismiss, fire, sack ~
The club have sacked their coach.

2 spy


intelligence | enemy, foreign | federal, government | secret, undercover | double
As a double agent, he worked for the Americans and the Russians.


work as

3 person/thing that has an effect


chief, main, primary, prime, principal | effective | human | moral, rational | free
I told him I couldn't stop him, he was a free agent.


~ for
The charity is an agent for social change.


an agent for/of change

Concise English dictionary

+an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
+a substance that exerts some force or effect
+a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
+a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
+any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
+the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause