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Synonyms for instrument
ˈɪn strə məntin·stru·ment

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Wiktionary

  1. instrumentverb

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

    a sonata instrumented for orchestra

    Synonyms:
    arrange

  2. instrumentverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. instrumentnoun

    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, toolnoun

    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-pawnoun

    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, instrumentnoun

    (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, instrumentnoun

    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, instrumentverb

    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. instrumentverb

    equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling

    Synonyms:
    instrumentate

  8. instrument, instrumentateverb

    write an instrumental score for

    Synonyms:
    instrumentate

  9. instrumentverb

    address a legal document to

    Synonyms:
    instrumentate

Editors Contribution

  1. psaltery

    psaltery is a type of instrument

    Submitted by anonymous on May 5, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. instrumentnoun

    Synonyms:
    tool, implement, utensil

  2. instrumentnoun

    Synonyms:
    medium, agent, means

  3. instrumentnoun

    Synonyms:
    writing, document, charter, deed, indenture

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. instrumentnoun

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

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How to use instrument in a sentence?

  1. Vladimir Putin:

    Yes, this intervention takes different forms today, but the essence remains the same, to make sport an instrument for geopolitical pressure and use it to form a negative image of countries and peoples.

  2. Kenny Kehindo:

    Fan ID is a very good thing, but in the hands of the human traffickers it's just an instrument.

  3. Heiko Maas:

    This is an instrument of a new kind, so it's not straightforward to operationalize it, but all the formal requirements are in place now, and so I'm assuming we'll be ready to use it in the foreseeable future.

  4. Panayiotis Stefos:

    Usually each instrument has a different sound. It is not something you can make on a computer, it will not be a carbon copy.

  5. The INE:

    The party actively participated in forming this financial instrument to collect resources as a financing method contrary to the rules.


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