Synonyms for instrument

Synonyms for (noun) instrument

Synonyms: instrument, tool

Definition: the means whereby some act is accomplished

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

Similar words: agency, means, way

Definition: how a result is obtained or an end is achieved

Usage: a means of control; an example is the best agency of instruction; the true way to success


Synonyms: instrument

Definition: a device that requires skill for proper use

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: musical instrument, instrument

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

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: instrument, instrumental role

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

Similar words: semantic role, participant role

Definition: (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause


Synonyms: instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

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

Similar words: papers, written document, document

Definition: writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)


Synonyms: instrument, cat's-paw, pawn

Definition: a person used by another to gain an end

Similar words: assistant, help, helper, supporter

Definition: a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Usage: my invaluable assistant; they hired additional help to finish the work

Synonyms for (verb) instrument

Synonyms: instrument

Definition: address a legal document to

Similar words: direct, address

Definition: put an address on (an envelope)


Synonyms: instrument, instrumentate

Definition: write an instrumental score for

Similar words: compose, write

Definition: write music

Usage: Beethoven composed nine symphonies


Synonyms: instrument

Definition: equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling

Similar words: outfit, equip, fit, fit out

Definition: provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

Usage: The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities