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Synonyms for instrument
ˈɪn strə mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instrument(noun)

    a device that requires skill for proper use

    Synonyms:
    legal document, cat's-paw, official document, tool, pawn, musical instrument, instrumental role, legal instrument

  2. instrument, tool(noun)

    the means whereby some act is accomplished

    "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"

    Synonyms:
    creature, shaft, prick, instrumental role, musical instrument, peter, legal document, dick, legal instrument, cat's-paw, pawn, putz, puppet, official document, pecker, cock, tool

  3. instrument, pawn, cat's-paw(noun)

    a person used by another to gain an end

    Synonyms:
    legal document, cat's-paw, official document, tool, pawn, musical instrument, instrumental role, legal instrument

  4. legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(noun)

    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

    Synonyms:
    legal document, cat's-paw, official document, tool, legal instrument, instrumental role, musical instrument, pawn

  5. instrumental role, instrument(noun)

    the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process

    Synonyms:
    official document, legal document, cat's-paw, tool, pawn, musical instrument, instrumental role, legal instrument

  6. musical instrument, instrument(verb)

    any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds

    Synonyms:
    official document, legal document, cat's-paw, tool, pawn, musical instrument, instrumental role, legal instrument

  7. instrument(verb)

    equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling

    Synonyms:
    instrumentate

  8. instrument, instrumentate(verb)

    write an instrumental score for

    Synonyms:
    instrumentate

  9. instrument(verb)

    address a legal document to

    Synonyms:
    instrumentate

Wiktionary

  1. instrument(verb)

    To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument.

    a sonata instrumented for orchestra

    Synonyms:
    arrange

  2. instrument(verb)

    Synonyms:
    play

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. instrument

    In strict philosophical usage, the prime mover or doer of an act is the agent. Thus we speak of man as a voluntary agent, a free agent. But in common usage, especially in business, an agent is not the prime actor, but only an instrument or factor, acting under orders or instructions. Compare CAUSE.

    Synonyms:
    actor, agent, doer, factor, means, mover, operator, performer, promoter

    Antonyms:
    chief, inventor, originator, principal

    Preposition:
    An agent of the company for selling, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. instrument

    Synonyms:
    implement, utensil, tool, document, deed, record, medium, muniment, means, channel, machine, agent

    Antonyms:
    misapplication, counteraction, counteragent, neutralizer, opponent, bar, obstruction, preventive, stop

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. instrument(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tool, implement, utensil

  2. instrument(n.)

    Synonyms:
    medium, agent, means

  3. instrument(n.)

    Synonyms:
    writing, document, charter, deed, indenture

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. instrument(n)

    Synonyms:
    tool, utensil, implement, agent, means, medium

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tool, instruments, device, means, facility, tools, mechanism, vehicle, clerical, toolkit, apparatus

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How to say instrument in sign language?

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How to use instrument in a sentence?

  1. Nicholas Berry:

    We need an instrument for us, an instrument linked to future growth, i want to see America rebuild Cuba.

  2. Simon Hanson:

    Drummers can have the effect of two bass drums by having a pedal which is double where you only have one and the mechanism will play as if it's a double bass drum. It's similar to that in a way, i think because the drummer's not directly controlling it from his brain - although it looks like might be able to do that in the future, which has its own complications - it would for me be an add-on to a kit so I could trigger a sample or a different instrument. The basic drum kit is great. Two hands are okay and when I'm producing and there's other drummers playing I get them to play with one hand because I think drums with one hand sounds better in many ways.

  3. Hal Blaine:

    You've got to be the master of your instrument, you've got to be dedicated, and you've got to do a lot of practicing, especially in the beginning, once you've got it, you've got it. It will always be with you.

  4. Charlie Parker:

    Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that crap and just play.

  5. John Maurice Clark:

    Knowledge is the only instrument of production That is not subject to the law of diminishing returns.


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