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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

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How to use instrument in a sentence?

  1. George Gallup:

    Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.

  2. Stevie Nicks:

    I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you're behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don't really perform because you can't. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.

  3. Professor Richard Sanders:

    If we can get the density of this instrument just right, it will sit neither sinking nor floating. Now that's easy to say but it's actually a considerable challenge to do... They weigh about 100 kilograms and we need to ballast them to approximately better than one gram. So that's a considerable challenge. The way that we do that is by putting them in tanks of water... and adding weights until they're just sinking; at which point we know they have the same density as the water that they're sitting in.

  4. Chamfort:

    Tis a good thing to laugh at any rate, and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness.

  5. Jerry Nadler:

    President Trump has been fixated on the pardon power as an instrument for President Trump own personal benefit since early in President Trump administration, and it is important to reaffirm certain basic principles.

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