How do I say an action was performed "by" someone?

For example:

I was rejected by him.

I was laughed at by him

Sorry if I'm not making sense.. basically when someone else does something to another person.

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"に" coupled with the passive form of a verb will do the trick.

I was rejected by him


I was laughed at by him


In the above examples, the English "by" would correspond to the "に".

The passive form can also be combined with the causative form, to form a causative-passive form.

He made me laugh


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