Synonyms for agency:
public sector, goldmine, giant, SME, franchiser, welfare, subsidiary, cooperative, Ltd., social service, growth industry, council, co-op, mutual, niche market, partnership, indie, public spending, local government, corp, medicare, medicaid, co, dealership, competitor, monopoly, caring profession, land-office business, Meals on Wheels, secret service, outfit, acquisition, small business, cartel, group, case work, public limited company, light industry, the judiciary, Health Service, public corporation, welfare state, public body, officialdom, health care, parent company, the executive branch, the judicial branch, probation officer, parent, stock company, the private sector, warehousing, operation, parliament, Private Enterprise, PTY, going concern, merchant, eldercare, national assembly, youth worker, Private Practice, municipality, big business, knowledge industry, high commission, treasury, suitor, the civil service, industry, affiliate, shell company, anchor, concern, social worker, NDPB, private company, community care, limited company, public company, holding company, monopolist, instrumentation, market leader, predator, company, blue-chip, joint-stock company, block grant, empire, administration (of an estate), corporation, chain, enterprise, the biz, establishment, business, cottage industry, franchisee, NGO, social enterprise, conglomerate, offshoot.
Other synonyms and related words:
eldercare, function, bureau, assurance, chest of drawers, direction, franchise, legation, federal agency, industry, room, anchor, firm, path, fashion, competitor, wing, representation, monopoly, desk, chest, indie, ministry, business, authorisation, elbow room, executive, cartel, sanction, group, theatrical, interior, welfare, mean, potency, berth, government agency, goldmine, international, style, corporation, affiliate, role, acquisition, arm, post, situation, department, instrumentation, company, sureness, internal representation, mutual, house, partnership, authorization, manner, measure, way of life, parliament, power, trade, organ, business office, branch, billet, work, place, office, dresser, establishment, way, cover, operation, mechanism, position, treasury, public service, enterprise, authority, mode, predator, procedure, council, concern, part, offshoot, spot, corp, directorate, confidence, substance, dominance, delegacy, outfit, division, office staff, mental representation, warehousing, chain.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
administration (of an estate), corp, directorate, the civil service, corporation, council.
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
attorney, operative, go-between, agent, factor, ombudsman, impresario, representative, appointee, alternate, surrogate, delegate, middleman, actor, liaison, substitute, second, intermediary, vehicle, deputy, proxy, auxiliary, lieutenant, instrument, mediator, emissary, executor, broker.
committee, mission, embassy, organization, consignment, subcommittee, commission.
organization, often business-related (noun)
place of business (noun)
power, instrumentality (noun)
Usage examples for agency:
- I was fully prepared to be admitted by the same unseen agency that had moved the gate. - "The Other Side of the Door", Lucia Chamberlain.
- Raridan and Saxton hearing early of the boy's disappearance had at once placed every known agency at work to find him. - "The Main Chance", Meredith Nicholson.
- In Australia, it is still the Australian Federal Police, although the agency has come a long way since the early days of the Computer Crimes Unit. - "Underground", Suelette Dreyfus.