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TOEFL BNC: 1214 COCA: 1020
noun [C] /ˈeɪdʒ(ə)nt/
  1. 1
    a person or company that does business for another person or company, for example by selling their products or by dealing with their customers 代理人;代理商

    a shipping agent 船运代理商

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    General types of business or company: account, acquisition, affiliate...
    1. a.
      someone whose job is to help a writer, performer, or sports player by finding work for them (作家、演员或运动员的)经纪人

      a literary agent 文学经纪人

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    2. b.
      in the UK, someone who helps a person to become a member of parliament (英国帮助竞选议员的)竞选经理人
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      In the UK Parliament and Assemblies: agent, backbench, backbencher...
  2. 2
    someone who works for a country's secret service and collects secret information about foreign governments 特工人员;间谍

    a secret/undercover/intelligence/CIA agent 秘密特工/秘密间谍/情报人员/中央情报局特工

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    1. a.
      an official of some US government departments, such as the FBI (美国某些政府部门的)官员

      Agent Lehman spoke with the police about the case. 探员勒曼与警方谈了这起案件。

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      Individual government officials: agent, alderman, alderwoman...
  3. 3
    a chemical or other substance that has a particular effect

    oxidizing agents 氧化剂

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    General words for materials and substances: substance, material, powder...
    1. a.
      formal something that causes change (引起变化的)使然力,动原,能因
      agent of :

      Soil erosion is a major agent of environmental change. 土壤受侵蚀是环境变化的一个主要因素。

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      Causes: cause, catalyst, source...
TOEFL BNC: 1214 COCA: 1020


1works in an agency代理ADJECTIVE | VERB + AGENT | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEbooking, ticket, travel預訂代理人;票務代理人;旅行代辦人election, parliamentary (BrE) 選舉代理人;受託在議會為黨派效力的議員advertising, press, publicity廣告代理人;新聞廣告員;廣告員land, leasing, letting, managing, rental (NAmE) 地產管理人;房屋租賃代理;房屋中介;經理人;租賃代理estate, real estate (NAmE) 房地產經紀人They were advised by the real estate agent that their house would not be saleable.房地產經紀人說他們的房子不能出售。border-patrol, law enforcement邊境巡邏人員;執法人員insurance保險代理人literary, sports, talent文稿出版代理人;體育經紀人;星探local地方代理The company has developed sales through local agents in key markets.該公司通過當地的代理商增加了在主要市場的銷售。VERB + AGENTemploy, have, use雇用代理人;有經紀人;用經紀人I have an agent who deals with all my contracts.我有一個處理我所有合同的經紀人。appoint, get (sb), hire (especially NAmE) 指定經紀人;(給某人)找代理;聘用經紀人If you want to get published, get yourself an agent!想出版,你就得找個代理人!act as任代理fire, sack (BrE) 解雇代理PREPOSITIONthrough an agent通過代理人She got the work through an agent.她通過經紀人找到了這份工作。agent for⋯的代理an agent for a shipping company一家航運公司的代理商 note at job


2spy間諜ADJECTIVEintelligence情報人員enemy, foreign敵探;外國特工federal, government聯邦特工;政府密探covert, secret, special, undercover密探;特務double雙重間諜As a double agent, he worked for the Americans and the Russians.他是雙面間諜,同時為美俄兩國服務。


3person/thing that has an effect起作用的人或物ADJECTIVE | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEchief, main, primary, prime, principal首要的/主要的/重要的/關鍵的/最主要的原因effective有效的力量human人類的力量moral, rational道德的/理性的力量free按自由意志行事的人I told him I couldn't stop him and that he was a free agent.我告訴他我無法阻止他,他有行動自由。PREPOSITIONagent for⋯的力量The charity is an agent for social change.這個慈善組織是推動社會變革的力量。PHRASESan agent for change, an agent of change變革的動因
TOEFL BNC: 1214 COCA: 1020


agent ♦︎ spy ♦︎ mole ♦︎ double agentThese are all words for a person who tries to get secret information about another country, organization or person. 这些词均表示刺探情报的人。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配an agent / a spy / a double agent for sba / an enemy / foreign / government agent / spyto work / act / recruit sb as an agent / a spy / a double agent agent ˈeɪdʒənt [countable] a person who is used by a government to find out secret information about other countries or governments (为政府工作的)特工,间谍He would have made a good secret agent-a James Bond type.他本可以成为一名出色的特工-詹姆斯•邦德那类的。She was operating as an undercover agent in London.她是密探,正在伦敦暗访。When agent is used alone, without an adjective, the context must show that you are talking about sb who secretly gathers information. * agent单独使用、没有形容词修饰时,上下文语义必须能显示所提到的人是个密探He was convicted of acting as an agent for the Soviet Union.他因给苏联当间谍而被定罪。If it is not clear from the context, an adjective such as secret, undercover, intelligence, government, British or CIA is necessary. 如果上下文语义不明确,则必须使用secret、undercover、intelligence、government、British或CIA等修饰语。 spy [countable] a person who tries to get secret information about another country, organization, or person, especially sb who is employed by a government or the police (尤指受雇于政府或警方的)特工,间谍,密探He became a government spy during the war.战争期间他为政府当间谍。Video spy cameras are being used in public places.公共场所启用了监控摄像系统。NOTE 辨析 Spy or agent? Spy covers a wider range of uses than agent or secret agent, as it can be used to talk about sb who is employed to get information about a person or organization, not just a country or government. Spy is also often used before another noun to describe things that are used to spy on people. * spy比agent和secret agent使用范围广,不仅可以指受雇搜集国家或政府情报的间谍,也可以指受雇搜集个人或机构信息的密探。spy还常用在另一名词前指用于监控的设备a spy satellite / camera / system / plane监控卫星/摄像机/系统/飞机A spy story/novel/thriller is a book or a film about spies. * spy story/novel/thriller是关于间谍的小说或电影。 mole [countable] (especially journalism 尤用于新闻) a person who works within an organization and secretly passes important information to another organization or country (机构里的)间谍,内奸A police mole working inside the company had supplied them with the details.警方安插在公司内部的卧底为他们提供了详情。 ˌdouble ˈagent [countable] a person who is a spy for a particular country, and also for another country which is an enemy of the first one 双重间谍They couldn't prove it, but he was almost certainly a double agent.他们虽不能证明,但基本肯定他是个双重间谍。

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