Synonyms for agencyˈeɪ dʒən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority(noun)

    an administrative unit of government

    Synonyms:
    assurance, billet, berth, means, confidence, chest of drawers, spot, bureau, delegacy, role, office staff, function, dominance, post, dresser, sanction, part, authority, self-assurance, power, way, say-so, sureness, place, representation, government agency, agency, chest, position, business office, self-confidence, potency, authorisation, situation, office, authorization, federal agency

  2. agency(noun)

    a business that serves other businesses

    Synonyms:
    means, government agency, representation, federal agency, way, authority, office, delegacy, bureau

  3. agency(noun)

    the state of being in action or exerting power

    Synonyms:
    means, government agency, representation, federal agency, way, authority, office, delegacy, bureau

  4. representation, delegacy, agency(noun)

    the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent

    Synonyms:
    delegacy, government agency, histrionics, federal agency, theatrical performance, commission, deputation, way, mental representation, delegation, theatrical, agency, internal representation, bureau, office, means, representation, mission, authority

  5. means, agency, way(noun)

    how a result is obtained or an end is achieved

    Synonyms:
    direction, government agency, manner, way, delegacy, elbow room, substance, style, federal agency, agency, path, way of life, bureau, office, means, representation, fashion, authority, mode, room

Wiktionary

  1. agency(noun)

    Synonyms:
    efficiency, management, operation, action, instrumentality

  2. agency(noun)

    The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.

    Synonyms:
    instrumentality, action, efficiency, management, operation

  3. agency(noun)

    agent

    Synonyms:
    management, operation, action, efficiency, instrumentality

  4. agency(noun)

    The office of an agent, or factor.

    Synonyms:
    operation, management, action, efficiency, instrumentality

  5. agency(noun)

    The relation between a principal and his agent.

    Synonyms:
    action, efficiency, management, operation, instrumentality

  6. agency(noun)

    Business of one entrusted with the concerns of another.

    Synonyms:
    efficiency, operation, instrumentality, management, action

  7. agency(noun)

    The place of business of an agent.

    Synonyms:
    operation, instrumentality, efficiency, action, management

  8. agency(noun)

    A bond issued by a US government-backed entity, such as Fannie Mae.

    Synonyms:
    instrumentality, efficiency, management, operation, action

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. agency

    Operation is action considered with reference to the thing acted upon, and may apply to the action of an intelligent agent or of a material substance or force; as, the operation of a medicine. Performance and execution denote intelligent action, considered with reference to the actor or to that which he accomplishes; performance accomplishing the will of the actor, execution often the will of another; we speak of the performance of a duty, the execution of a sentence. Compare ACT.

    Synonyms:
    action, effect, execution, force, influence, operation, performance, procedure, result

    Antonyms:
    failure, inaction, ineffectiveness, inefficiency, inutility, powerlessness, uselessness

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