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Synonyms for agent

Synonyms for agent

that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

a person who secretly observes others to obtain information

Synonyms for agent

any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

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

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Accounts in public or policy discourse tend not to portray the creativity and agentive participation of remote Indigenous Australian youth in new forms of cultural practice and production.
These creative forms foster agentive spaces and tensions for self-representations, while organizing social changes to allow for greater acceptance and respect for self-determined identities within formal, institutional settings.
The use of the agentive personal passive may be partially motivated by the functional role of the subject.
A Catholic-Christian theological foundation for a psychotherapy of virtue identifies a particular content within the general, philosophical form of the virtues as embodied, relational, rational, and agentive.
Birds are significantly agentive too: the amahobohobo weaverbirds speak the language of the ancestors; the hadedahs accede to a character's bidding and a giant kingfisher shares a sense of humour with human protagonists.
Second, Sue's phrasing reproduces a subtle assumption--the agentive "we" as the subject of the key sentences combined with active verbs allows for Hmong to be misconstrued as voluntary fighters and voluntary migrants, despite the political exigencies that hemmed them in during the war.
Tract society leaders, for example, were sensitive to the fact that the narratives they were in the business of distributing were both spiritual and material objects--not simply commodities but words that virtually assumed an agentive, even biological, force.
This engagement needs to embrace new pedagogies and literacies, as well as devise learning environments and experiences that cater for the highly individualistic, reflexive and agentive nature of our emerging citizens.
The set of possible values for particles (PART) includes agentive (agen), connective (con), copulative (cop), hortative (hort), instrumental (ins), locative (loc), question (que) and temporal (temp), cf.
On the contrary, Gyekye repeatedly laments the ubiquitous role of agentive causality in African life, precisely because it impedes the development of scientific explanations that facilitate the goals of prediction and control.
It certainly does not compensate for what Bloom claims as the inadequacies of Judith Butler's work, which does not, in her view, "address the agentive capacities of hearing" (143).
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They were already occupied by meanings that inform and are shaped by women's agentive selfhood.
35) Described as 'laissez-faire mothering', the movement toward the agentive child consumer who becomes an individual through consumption is counterbalanced by an invisible but nurturing mother.