- nouna person secretly employed in espionage for a government• Hypernyms: ↑agent• Hyponyms:↑agent-in-place, ↑agent provocateur, ↑provocateur, ↑bridge agent, ↑case officer, ↑codetalker, ↑windtalker, ↑foot, ↑NOC, ↑spy, ↑undercover agent, ↑walk-in
* * *noun, pl ⋯ agents [count]
He was accused of being a secret agent for a foreign government.
* * *a person who is used by a government to find out secret information about other countries or governmentsSyn: ↑spySee also: ↑agent
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