Agency vs Dangle - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between agency and dangle

is that agency is the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power; action or activity; operation while dangle is an agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.

As a verb dangle is

to hang loosely with the ability to swing.

agency

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(agencies)
  • The capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power; action or activity; operation.
  • The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward.
  • A person or thing through which power is exerted or an end is achieved: instrumentality, means.
  • The office or function of an agent; also, the relationship between a principal and that person's agent.
  • An establishment engaged in doing business for another; also, the place of business or the district of such an agency.
  • A department or other administrative unit of a government; also, the office or headquarters of, or the district administered by such unit of government.
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    Central Intelligence Agency

    Synonyms

    * action * operation * efficiency * instrumentality * management

    Derived terms

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    dangle

    English

    Verb

    (dangl)
  • to hang loosely with the ability to swing
  • * Hudibras
  • He'd rather on a gibbet dangle / Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle.
  • * Tennyson
  • From her lifted hand / Dangled a length of ribbon.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}
  • (intransitive, slang, ice hockey, lacrosse) The action of performing a move or deke with the puck in order to get past a defender or goalie; perhaps because of the resemblance to dangling the puck on a string.
  • To hang or trail something loosely.
  • To trail or follow around.
  • * 1833 , Miller's Modern Acting Drama
  • To dangle at the elbow of a wench who can't make up her mind to accept the common title of wife, till she has been courted a certain number of weeks — so the old blinker, her father, says.

    Noun

    (wikipedia dangle) (en noun)
  • An agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.
  • (slang, ice hockey, lacrosse) The action of dangling; a series of complex stick tricks and fakes in order to defeat the defender in style.
  • That was a sick dangle for a great goal!
  • A dangling ornament or decoration.
  • * 1941 , Flora Thompson, Over to Candleford
  • So her father wrote to Mrs. Herring, and one day she arrived and turned out to be a little, lean old lady with a dark brown mole on one leathery cheek and wearing a black bonnet decorated with jet dangles , like tiny fishing rods.

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