3. influence, effect, result, consequence; power, potency, force.
4. instrumentality, means, ways and means; intercession, intermediation, intervention, good offices.
agenda, n. program, schedule, outline, timetable, plan, recipe, itinerary; list, listing, laundry list, itemization, calendar, directory, catalog, bulletin; slate, record, register, U.S. docket; memorandum, reminder; tabulation, arrangement, scheme.
agent, n. 1. representative, deputy, commissary; attorney, Brit, solicitor, Law. proctor, advocate; procurator, SI. ten percenter; middleman, go-between, intermediary, negotiator, negotiant; substitute, proxy, vice-regent, Govt, charg^ d'affaires ad interim; ambassador, emissary, envoy, deligate, messenger, minister; steward, syndic, factor, broker; functionary, civil servant, servant, factotum, comprador, diplomat, bureaucrat, commissioner; canvasser, traveling salesman; policeman, guard, detective, investigator, operative, spy.
2. cause, moving force, power, means, principle, elements, Chem. reagent; executor, perpetrator, doer, actor, principal, mover; practitioner, performer, operator, worker; promoter, organizer, developer; artificer, inventor, mechanic, artisan.
agglomerate, v. 1. group, cluster, bunch up or together; mass, crowd, congregate; flock together, throng, herd, swarm, surge; collect, gather, accumulate, amass, cumulate; bring together, rally, muster, call up, round up, round in.
-adj. 2. gathered, collected, accumulated; amassed, clustered, bunched up or together, massed; piled up, heaped up, jumbled.
agglomeration, n. pile, heap, stack, mass, accumulation, bulk; collection, amassment, assemblage, aggregation; concentration, conglomeration, congeries; cluster, clump, bunch, batch; assortment, variety, medley, miscellany, jumble, hodgepodge; clutter, Inf. mess.
agglutinate, v. 1. adhere, glue or cement together,-paste together, tape together; cohere, stick, grip, hold or cling fast; bond, fuse, weld, solder, join, attach, link, unite.
-adj. 2. adherent, adhering, adhesive, cohesive, coherent, cohering; sticking, clinging, holding, tenacious; bonded, fused, joined, attached, linked, united, Biol, adnate; gummed, gummy, gummerous, sticky, gluey, cementitious, viscid, viscous, resiny, resinous, resiniferous, rosiny.
agglutination, n. 1. adhesion, adherence, cohesion, coherence; gluing, cementation, pasting, sticking; fusion, bonding, attachment, juncture, conjunction, linkage, connection, adnation; grouping, union, coalescence.
2. conglomeration, conglomerate, agglomeration, aggregation, aggregate, cluster, group; mass, body, congeries, collage.
aggrandize, v. 1. increase, enlarge, make larger, make bigger, make greater, Chiefly Literary, greaten; widen, thicken, broaden; lengthen, elongate, prolong, prolongate, protract; dilate, distend, inflate, swell, bloat, puff out, blow up.
2. augment, supplement, add to, superadd to; accrue, accumulate, cumulate, amass, pile up, heap up; multiply, double, redouble, treble, triple, quadruple.
3. magnify, amplify, enhance, enrich, deepen, heighten; escalate, step up, give a boost to, U.S. SI. soup up, SI. hop up, SI. jazz up; accelerate, snowball, mushroom; intensify, strengthen, reinforce; exaggerate, maximize, concentrate; overstate, make much of, make the most of.