Synonyms of instrument


1. instrument, device

usage: a device that requires skill for proper use

2. instrument, tool, means, agency, way

usage: the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"

3. instrument, pawn, cat's-paw, assistant, helper, help, supporter

usage: a person used by another to gain an end

4. legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument, document, written document, papers

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

5. instrumental role, instrument, semantic role, participant role

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

6. musical instrument, instrument, device

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


1. instrument, equip, fit, fit out, outfit

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

2. instrument, instrumentate, compose, write

usage: write an instrumental score for

3. instrument, address, direct

usage: address a legal document to

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Definition and meaning of instrument (Dictionary)