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Agent vs. Deputy

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Agentnoun

One who exerts power, or has the power to act

Deputynoun

One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for them, in their name or their behalf; a substitute in office

‘the deputy of a prince’; ‘The deputy sheriff was promoted after his senior retired’; ‘As the deputy store manager, he is able to fire staff.’;

Agentnoun

One who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by authority from him/her; someone entrusted to do the business of another

Deputynoun

A person employed to install and remove props, brattices, etc. and to clear gas, for the safety of the miners.

Agentnoun

A person who looks for work for another person

Deputynoun

(France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif

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Agentnoun

Someone who works for an intelligence agency

Deputynoun

(Ireland): a member of Dáil Éireann, or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)

‘Eamon Ryan is a deputy in the Dáil.’; ‘At today's meeting, Deputy Ryan will speak on local issues.’;

Agentnoun

An active power or cause or substance; something which has the power to produce an effect

Deputyverb

to deputise

Agentnoun

(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.

Deputynoun

One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.

‘There was then [in the days of Jehoshaphat] no king in Edom; a deputy was king.’; ‘God's substitute,His deputy anointed in His sight.’;

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Agentnoun

(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".

Deputynoun

A member of the Chamber of Deputies.

Agentadjective

Acting; - opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.

Deputynoun

someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies

Agentnoun

One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.

‘Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill.’;

Deputynoun

an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

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Agentnoun

One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.

Deputynoun

a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)

Agentnoun

An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect, such as a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.

Deputynoun

a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

Agentnoun

a chemical substance having biological effects; a drug.

Agentnoun

an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect;

‘their research uncovered new disease agents’;

Agentnoun

a substance that exerts some force or effect

Agentnoun

a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

Agentnoun

a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

Agentnoun

any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

Agentnoun

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the hapening denoted by the verb in the clause

Agentnoun

a person who acts on behalf of another person or group

‘in the event of illness, a durable power of attorney enabled her nephew to act as her agent’;

Agentnoun

a person who manages business, financial, or contractual matters for an actor, performer, writer, etc.

‘his agent was able to negotiate a long-term contract’;

Agentnoun

a person or company that provides a particular service, typically one that involves organizing transactions between two other parties

‘speak to your letting agent about refurbishing the property’;

Agentnoun

a person who works secretly to obtain information for a government or other official body

‘a trained intelligence agent’;

Agentnoun

a person or thing that takes an active role or produces a specified effect

‘universities are usually liberal communities that often view themselves as agents of social change’;

Agentnoun

a substance that brings about a chemical or physical effect or causes a chemical reaction

‘there is an urgent need for new antimicrobial agents to combat infections’; ‘the bleaching agent used is hydrogen peroxide’;

Agentnoun

the doer of an action, typically expressed as the subject of an active verb or in a by phrase with a passive verb.

Agentnoun

an independently operating Internet program, typically one that performs background tasks such as information retrieval or processing on behalf of a user or other program.

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