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Synonyms for instrument

that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

a person used or controlled by others

a device used to do work or perform a task

Synonyms for instrument

the means whereby some act is accomplished

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a person used by another to gain an end

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

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

equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling

write an instrumental score for

address a legal document to

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Knightley had had no concern in giving the instrument.
Within two years after their landing, they beheld a rival settlement attempted in their immediate neighborhood; and not long after, the laws of self- preservation compelled them to break up a nest of revellers, who boasted of protection from the mother country, and who had recurred to the easy but pernicious resource of feeding their wanton idleness, by furnishing the savages with the means, the skill, and the instruments of European destruction.
Well, I sat there all night, listening to that tantalizing clicking, now and then moving the sending-key just to let the other end know that the instrument had been discovered.
The incident of the finding of that buried telegraph instrument upon the lonely Sahara is little short of uncanny, in view of your story of the adventures of David Innes.
I would replace the destroyed instruments upon the bridge; every officer and man should know when we crossed thirty.
I found him in the act of destroying the reserve instruments, and when I would have interfered to protect them he fell upon me and beat me.
The "degree of accuracy" of an instrument which is a reliable measurer is the ratio of the difference of response to the difference of stimulus in cases where the difference of stimulus is small.
The bourgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all, even the most barbarian, nations into civilisation.
All are instruments of labour, more or less expensive to use, according to their age and sex.
These are the usual nautical instruments," I replied, "and I know the use of them.
And these other instruments, the use of which I cannot guess?
The discordant tones of the voices and instruments drew nearer, and now droning songs mingled with the sound of the tambourines and cymbals.
His underlings, two gnomes with square faces, leather aprons, and linen breeches, were moving the iron instruments on the coals.
But the Scientist of the Expedition explained that he had been so engrossed with the care of his instruments and the study of his tables that he had found no time to think of it.
They opened their eyes, under protest, and saw instruments of destruction attacking the creepers.