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Synonyms for tool
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Wiktionary

  1. toolverb

    Synonyms:
    use

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tool

    A tool is something that is both contrived and used for extending the force of an intelligent agent to something that is to be operated upon. Those things by which pacific and industrial operations are performed are alone properly called tools, those designed for warlike purposes being designated weapons. An instrument is anything through which power is applied and a result produced; in general usage, the word is of considerably wider meaning than tool; as, a piano is a musical instrument. Instrument is the word usually applied to tools used in scientific pursuits; as, we speak of a surgeon's or an optician's instruments. An implement is a mechanical agency considered with reference to some specific purpose to which it is adapted; as, an agricultural implement; implements of war. Implement is a less technical and artificial term than tool. The paw of a tiger might be termed a terrible implement, but not a tool. A utensil is that which may be used for some special purpose; the word is especially applied to articles used for domestic or agricultural purposes; as, kitchen utensils; farming utensils. An appliance is that which is or may be applied to the accomplishment of a result, either independently or as subordinate to something more extensive or important; every mechanical tool is an appliance, but not every appliance is a tool; the traces of a harness are appliances for traction, but they are not tools. Mechanism is a word of wide meaning, denoting any combination of mechanical devices for united action. A machine in the most general sense is any mechanical instrument for the conversion of motion; in this sense a lever is a machine; but in more commonly accepted usage a machine is distinguished from a tool by its complexity, and by the combination and coordination of powers and movements for the production of a result. A chisel by itself is a tool; when it is set so as to be operated by a crank and pitman, the entire mechanism is called a machine; as, a mortising-machine. An apparatus may be a machine, but the word is commonly used for a collection of distinct articles to be used in connection or combination for a certain purpose — a mechanical equipment; as, the apparatus of a gymnasium; especially, for a collection of appliances for some scientific purpose; as, a chemical or surgical apparatus; an apparatus may include many tools, instruments, or implements. Implement is for the most part and utensil is altogether restricted to the literal sense; instrument, machine, and tool have figurative use, instrument being used largely in a good, tool always in a bad sense; machine inclines to the unfavorable sense, as implying that human agents are made mechanically subservient to some controlling will; as, an instrument of Providence; the tool of a tyrant; a political machine.

    Synonyms:
    apparatus, appliance, implement, instrument, machine, mechanism, utensil, weapon

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tool

    Synonyms:
    utensil, implement, machine, instrument, dupe, cat's-paw, hireling

Princeton's WordNet

  1. toolnoun

    an implement used in the practice of a vocation

    Synonyms:
    dick, instrument, cock, putz, puppet, prick, shaft, creature, pecker, peter

  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, instrument

  3. creature, tool, puppetnoun

    a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

    Synonyms:
    brute, animate being, shaft, puppet, prick, peter, fauna, marionette, pecker, animal, beast, putz, instrument, wight, creature, cock, dick

  4. cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putzverb

    obscene terms for penis

    Synonyms:
    beam, pricking, shaft, peter, pecker, dig, turncock, light beam, puppet, gumshoe, incision, neb, cocksucker, dickhead, cock, rotating shaft, quill, shaft of light, slit, dick, barb, ray of light, prick, shit, beak, bastard, hawkshaw, scape, slam, son of a bitch, instrument, diaphysis, bill, scratch, calamus, lance, peckerwood, stopcock, asshole, spear, rooster, gibe, hammer, beam of light, creature, putz, jibe, irradiation, woodpecker, whoreson, dent, nib, ray, shot

  5. toolverb

    drive

    "The convertible tooled down the street"

    Synonyms:
    tool around, joyride

  6. joyride, tool, tool aroundverb

    ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it

    "We tooled down the street"

    Synonyms:
    tool around, joyride

  7. toolverb

    furnish with tools

    Synonyms:
    tool around, joyride

  8. toolverb

    work with a tool

    Synonyms:
    tool around, joyride

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. toolnoun

    Synonyms:
    instrument, implement, utensil

  2. toolnoun

    Synonyms:
    hireling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. toolnoun

    Synonyms:
    implement, utensil, instrument, cat's-paw, puppet, hireling

    Associated words:
    ratten, cocobola, kit

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How to use tool in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    Guantanamo has been an enormous recruitment tool for organizations like ISIL, it's part of how they rationalize and justify their demented, sick perpetration of violence on innocent people. And we can keep the American people safe while shutting down that operation.

  2. Karen Smith:

    One tool is quarantine which typically means limiting exposure.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    Transparency continues to be the most effective tool in combating the malign behavior of foreign adversaries who intend to mislead and divide the American public through social media, ..., Facebooks takedown of Iran-linked malign influence pages and accounts is further evidence that such deceptive campaigns are worldwide in ambition. This requires a level of vigilance about disinformation operations that we could not have predicted only a few years ago.

  4. Niki Fox Elenbaas:

    Sailors throughout history have used every tool at their disposal to accomplish safe and prompt arrival at a destination, i doubt that Phoenicians considered the deployment of sweeps or kedging as' cheating.'.

  5. Kevin McConway:

    This research provides some potentially very useful information relating to FASD, but I really don't think it tells us anything very helpful about how common these conditions are in the UK, the researchers used a screening tool that they had developed, which classified between 6 % and 17 % of the 13,500 children in their study as having symptoms of FASD, depending on which exact method they used.


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