agent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin agēns, present active participle of agere (to drive, lead, conduct, manage, perform, do).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.d͡ʒənt/, /ˈeɪ.d͡ʒɛnt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

agent (plural agents)

  1. One who exerts power, or has the power to act
    • 1862, Brigham Young, “Call for Teams to Go to the Frontiers, etc.”, in Journal of Discourses, volume 9:
      Seeing we are so wonderfully endowed with priceless gifts by our Heavenly Father, will he not require usury at our hands? He will. But he has made us agents to ourselves, which makes us responsible for the way in which we use the talents he has given us, for the manner we expend the gold and silver, the wheat and fine flour, the cattle upon a thousand hills, and the wine and oil, for they all belong to Him
  2. One who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by that person's authority; someone entrusted to do the business of another
  3. A person who looks for work for another person
    • 4 June 2016, Press Association, Ronald Koeman’s agent says Dutchman has agreed terms with Everton
      Ronald Koeman has agreed a deal with Everton to become their new manager, his agent has reportedly told Dutch media. The agent Rob Jansen said, according to the popular Voetbal International website, that it was now down to Southampton and Everton to agree a compensation package for the Dutchman, who has a year remaining on his contract at St Mary’s.
  4. Someone who works for an intelligence agency
  5. An active power or cause or substance; something (e.g. biological, chemical, thermal, etc.) that has the power to produce an effect
    • 1807, James Edward Smith, An introduction to physiological and systematical botany/Chapter 11
      So far seems to be the work of chemistry alone; at least we have no right to conclude that any other agent interferes; since hay, when it happens to imbibe moisture, exhibits nearly the same processes."
  6. (computing) In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.
  7. (grammar) The participant of a situation that carries out the action in this situation, e.g. "the boy" in the sentences "The boy kicked the ball" and "The ball was kicked by the boy".
    • 2009, Tarsee Li, The Verbal System of the Aramaic of Daniel: An Explanation in the Context of Grammaticalization, p. 58:
      A verb is typically described as active when its subject is the agent or actor. By contrast, a verb is said to be passive when the subject does not perform the action, but is the patient, target, or undergoer of the action.
  8. (gambling) A cheat who is assisted by dishonest casino staff.
    • 1978, John Scarne, Scarne's guide to casino gambling (page 108)
      Nevada casinos are fleeced out of millions of dollars yearly by agents (cheats acting as players) in collusion with crooked Black Jack dealers and pit bosses.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Noun[edit]

agent (definite accusative agenti, plural agentlər)

  1. agent

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    Declension of agent
singular plural
nominative agent
agentlər
definite accusative agenti
agentləri
dative agentə
agentlərə
locative agentdə
agentlərdə
ablative agentdən
agentlərdən
definite genitive agentin
agentlərin
    Possessive forms of agent
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) agentim agentlərim
sənin (your) agentin agentlərin
onun (his/her/its) agenti agentləri
bizim (our) agentimiz agentlərimiz
sizin (your) agentiniz agentləriniz
onların (their) agenti or agentləri agentləri
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) agentimi agentlərimi
sənin (your) agentini agentlərini
onun (his/her/its) agentini agentlərini
bizim (our) agentimizi agentlərimizi
sizin (your) agentinizi agentlərinizi
onların (their) agentini or agentlərini agentlərini
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) agentimə agentlərimə
sənin (your) agentinə agentlərinə
onun (his/her/its) agentinə agentlərinə
bizim (our) agentimizə agentlərimizə
sizin (your) agentinizə agentlərinizə
onların (their) agentinə or agentlərinə agentlərinə
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) agentimdə agentlərimdə
sənin (your) agentində agentlərində
onun (his/her/its) agentində agentlərində
bizim (our) agentimizdə agentlərimizdə
sizin (your) agentinizdə agentlərinizdə
onların (their) agentində or agentlərində agentlərində
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) agentimdən agentlərimdən
sənin (your) agentindən agentlərindən
onun (his/her/its) agentindən agentlərindən
bizim (our) agentimizdən agentlərimizdən
sizin (your) agentinizdən agentlərinizdən
onların (their) agentindən or agentlərindən agentlərindən
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) agentimin agentlərimin
sənin (your) agentinin agentlərinin
onun (his/her/its) agentinin agentlərinin
bizim (our) agentimizin agentlərimizin
sizin (your) agentinizin agentlərinizin
onların (their) agentinin or agentlərinin agentlərinin

Further reading[edit]

  • agent” in Obastan.com.

Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ca

Etymology[edit]

From Latin agēns, attested from the 14th century.[1]

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agent m or f (plural agents)

  1. agent

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References[edit]

  1. ^ agent”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2023

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Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English agent.

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agent

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) sales agent

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin agentis (acting).

Noun[edit]

agent

  1. agent

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References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[2], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech[edit]

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agent m

  1. agent (someone who works for an intelligence agency)

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  • agent in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • agent in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

From Latin agēns.

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agent c (singular definite agenten, plural indefinite agenter)

  1. agent (all senses)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French agent, from Latin agēns (one who acts).

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Noun[edit]

agent m (plural agenten, diminutive agentje n, feminine agente)

  1. a police officer
    Toen confisceerde de agent de wiet en rookte het in één keer op.
    Then the police officer confiscated the weed and smoked it all in one go.
    Synonym: politieman
    1. a police officer of the low(est) rank, constable, junior officer
      Synonym: politieagent
  2. an undercover agent; intelligence officer, secret agent
  3. an agent (one who acts on behalf of another)
    1. a broker
      Synonym: makelaar
    2. a middleman, surrogate

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  • Afrikaans: agent
  • Caribbean Javanese: akhèn
  • Indonesian: agen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French agent, from Latin agēns, agentis.

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agent m (plural agents, feminine agente)

  1. agent

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English agent.

Noun[edit]

agent m (invariable, feminine agente)

  1. agent

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Latin[edit]

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agent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of agō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin agens, genitive agentis.

Noun[edit]

agent m (definite singular agenten, indefinite plural agenter, definite plural agentene)

  1. an agent

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin agens, genitive agentis.

Noun[edit]

agent m (definite singular agenten, indefinite plural agentar, definite plural agentane)

  1. an agent

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Agent,[1][2] from French agent, from Middle French agent, from Latin agēns. Doublet of agens. First attested in 1609.[3]

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agent m pers (diminutive agencik or agenciak, feminine agentka)

  1. (espionage) agent (someone who works for an intelligence agency)
    Synonyms: szpieg, wywiadowca
  2. (law) commission agent (agent entrusted with the possession of goods to be sold in the agent's name)
    Synonym: ajent
  3. (business) representative (company agent)
    Synonym: przedstawiciel
  4. (acting, literature) impresario, literary agent
    agent literackia literary agent
  5. (espionage) officer, peeper, secret agent
    Synonyms: cichociemny, tajniak
  6. (Middle Polish) legal defense assistant [from the middle of the 17th century to the middle of the 18th century][3]
    agent trybunałua tribunal assistant

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko; Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021) Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Andrzej Bańkowski (2000) Etymologiczny słownik języka polskiego[1] (in Polish)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Teresa Sokołowska (21.05.2009), “AGENT”, in Elektroniczny Słownik Języka Polskiego XVII i XVIII Wieku [Electronic Dictionary of the Polish Language of the XVII and XVIII Century]
  • Pęzik, Piotr; Przepiórkowski, A.; Bańko, M.; Górski, R.; Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B (2012) Wyszukiwarka PELCRA dla danych NKJP. Narodowy Korpus Języka Polskiego [National Polish Language Corpus, PELCRA search engine]‎[3], Wydawnictwo PWN

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French agent.

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agent m (plural agenți, feminine equivalent agentă)

  1. agent

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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin agēns, present active participle of agere (to drive, lead, conduct, manage, perform, do).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːdʒənt/, /ˈɑː-/

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agent (plural agents)

  1. (law) solicitor

Verb[edit]

agent (third-person singular simple present agents, present participle agentin, simple past agentit, past participle agentit)

  1. to act as law agent

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin agēns, present active participle of agere (to drive, lead, conduct, manage, perform, do).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǎɡent/
  • Hyphenation: a‧gent

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àgent m (Cyrillic spelling а̀гент)

  1. agent

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References[edit]

  • agent” in Hrvatski jezični portal

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agent c

  1. an agent

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Declension of agent 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative agent agenten agenter agenterna
Genitive agents agentens agenters agenternas

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Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

agent

  1. Latin spelling of агент (ağent)