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secret agent

n
(Military) a person employed in espionage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secret agent - a person secretly employed in espionage for a governmentsecret agent - a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
agent - a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
agent-in-place - an operative serving as a penetration into an intelligence target
agent provocateur, provocateur - a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts
bridge agent - an operative who acts as a courier or go-between from a case officer to a secret agent in a hostile area
case officer - an operative who also serves as an official staffer of an intelligence service
codetalker, windtalker - a secret agent who was one of the Navajos who devised and used a code based on their native language; the code was unbroken by the Japanese during World War II
foot - a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
NOC - an undercover agent who is given no official cover
spy, undercover agent - (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
walk-in - an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum

secret agent

noun spy, undercover agent, spook (U.S. & Canad. informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), cloak-and-dagger man He was blacklisted as a secret agent.
Translations
مُخْبِر، وَكيل سِرّي
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hemmelig agent
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secret

(ˈsiːkrit) adjective
hidden from, unknown to, or not told to, other people. a secret agreement; He kept his illness secret from everybody.
noun
1. something which is, or must be kept, secret. The date of their marriage is a secret; industrial secrets.
2. a hidden explanation. I wish I knew the secret of her success.
ˈsecrecy noun
the state of being or the act of keeping secret.
ˈsecretive (-tiv) adjective
inclined to conceal one's activities, thoughts etc. secretive behaviour.
ˈsecretively adverb
ˈsecretiveness noun
ˈsecretly adverb
in such a way that others do not know, see etc. He secretly copied the numbers down in his notebook.
secret agent
a spy.
secret police
a police force whose activities are kept secret and which is concerned mostly with political crimes.
in secret
secretly. This must all be done in secret.
keep a secret
not to tell (something secret) to anyone else. You can't trust her to keep a secret.
References in classic literature ?
I simply know that when a man is practically the secret agent of his government, and is probably carrying despatches of an important nature, that an accident such as he has met with, in a country which is greatly interested in the contents of those despatches, is a somewhat serious thing.
This was then the famous and trusty secret agent, so secret that he was never designated otherwise but by the symbol [delta] in the late Baron Stott-Wartenheim's official, semi-official, and confidential correspondence; the celebrated agent [delta], whose warnings had the power to change the schemes and the dates of royal, imperial, grand ducal journeys, and sometimes caused them to be put off altogether
During many years following his release Defoe issued an enormous number of pamphlets and acted continuously as a secret agent and spy of the government.
The Black Hundreds were a development out of the secret agents of the capitalists, and their use arose in the labor struggles of the nineteenth century.
Gernois apparently had no visitors, nor did he on his occasional visits to the town hold communication with any who might even by the wildest flight of imagination be construed into secret agents of a foreign power.
To one of several international spies and secret agents, whose names are tolerably familiar to me.
The other secret agents whom I have named live in the extreme West End.
In 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' secret agent Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin (Taron Egerton) must track down the psychopathic villain Poppy (Julianne Moore), who's plotting to take over the world and legalize her drug business.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Asheville Symphony, Orion Weiss & DJ Marley Carroll
Their team is led by Dinnanath Chauhan (Rituraj Singh) who plays the role of a dismissed secret agent (Agent Himalaya).
Tonight sees the start of the BBC's big new period drama, The Secret Agent.
A less amusing set of people never filled the imaginary world of a novelist," carped a September 1907 review of Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, published in Country Life, the stuffy English periodical (still going strong) devoted to racing, golfing, and the horsey set.