Double agent and Operative

Double agent

Double agent noun - A spy who works for two mutually antagonistic countries.
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Operative and double agent are semantically related In some cases you can use "Operative" instead a noun phrase "Double agent".


Operative noun - A person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country.
Usage example: CIA operatives take terrible risks to find out the secrets of foreign countries

Double agent and operative are semantically related in agent topic. You can use "Double agent" instead a noun "Operative", if it concerns topics such as spy.

Both terms in one sentence

  • Overt Operative: In the first novel, Berlin Game, Bernard becomes suspicious of two KGB officers who are deliberately behaving like KGB Officers and reasons that they are trying to draw attention to one double agent in SIS to draw attention away from a better placed agent.
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