Focus on the pronunciation of agent
English definition of “agent”
/ˈeɪdʒənt/ noun [C]
› COMMERCE a person who is paid to buy or sell products or provide a service for a company, but who is not a regular employee: Following the recent insurance scam, legislation is being put in place to ensure all agents protect their customers' best interests.
› someone who represents an actor, musician, etc. in order to find work for them: a talent/sports/theatrical agent
› WORKPLACE someone who represents a company in dealing with customers, especially on the phone: To speak with one of our agents, please call us Monday - Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm.
› GOVERNMENT someone who does secret work for a government department: a federal/undercover/secret agent
› a substance that produces a particular effect: Bioterrorism involves the use of biological agents such as viruses and bacteria as weapons of terror. → See also average agent, bargaining agent, business agent, buying agent, change agent, commercial agent, commission agent, customs agent, del credere agent, disbursing agent, economic agent, enrolled agent, escrow agent, estate agent, forwarding agent, free agent, house agent, insurance agent, land agent, literary agent, managing agent, overseas agent, patent agent, paying agent, press agent, real estate agent, shipping agent, subagent, transfer agent, travel agent