undercover agent

secretive detective

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • undercover agent — noun (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors • Syn: ↑spy • Derivationally related forms: ↑spy (for: ↑spy) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • undercover agent — A person who works as an agent without disclosing his role as an agent. In police work, one who makes contact with suspected criminals without disclosing his role as an agent of the police. He gathers evidence of criminal activity which may later …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Undercover — This article is about the investigatory practice. For other uses, see Undercover (disambiguation). Undercover agent and Plain clothes redirect here. For the 1939 film, see Undercover Agent (film). For other uses, see Plain clothes… …   Wikipedia

  • agent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) One who acts for another Nouns 1. (one who acts for another) agent, representative, ombudsman, delegate, emissary, instrument, envoy, deputy, proxy, broker, factor, attorney; commissary, commissioner;… …   English dictionary for students

  • undercover — I. adjective Date: 1920 acting or executed in secret; specifically employed or engaged in spying or secret investigation < an undercover agent > • undercover adverb II. noun Date: 1962 a person engaged in undercover activity ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • agent — noun 1) the sale was arranged through an agent Syn: representative, emissary, envoy, go between, proxy, negotiator, broker, liaison, spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman; informal rep 2) a travel agent Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • undercover — /un deuhr kuv euhr, un deuhr kuv /, adj. 1. working or done out of public sight; secret: an undercover investigation. 2. engaged in spying or securing confidential information: an undercover agent. [1850 55; UNDER + COVER] Syn. 1. concealed,… …   Universalium

  • agent provocateur —    (ah zhanh pro vok ah TEUR) [French: instigator] A paid undercover agent who abets activities directed against the state or against society, or one who incites people under suspicion to commit illegal acts that result in their downfall or… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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