intelligence agent

Definitions of intelligence agent
  1. noun
    a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
    synonyms: intelligence officer, operative, secret agent
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    Margarete Gertrud Zelle
    Dutch dancer who was executed by the French as a German spy in World War I (1876-1917)
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    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
    a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
    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
    an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum
    action officer
    the case officer designated to perform an act during a clandestine operation (especially in a hostile area)
    counterspy, mole
    a spy who works against enemy espionage
    double agent
    a spy who works for two mutually antagonistic countries
    espionage agent
    someone employed to spy on another country or business competitor
    foreign agent
    a spy for a foreign country
    someone who takes up a position surreptitiously for the purpose of espionage
    a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
    type of:
    a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
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