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1. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] a device that requires skill for proper use.

Synonyms

  • optical instrument
  • sonograph
  • analyzer
  • measuring device
  • analyser
  • plotter
  • whip
  • extractor
  • cauterant
  • navigational instrument
  • surveyor's instrument
  • arm
  • cautery
  • surveying instrument
  • measuring system
  • device
  • measuring instrument
  • instrument of execution
  • tracer
  • weapon system
  • engine
  • weapon
  • drafting instrument
  • instrument of punishment
  • scientific instrument

Antonyms

  • fear
  • unobvious
  • disappear
  • long

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

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2. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] the means whereby some act is accomplished.

Synonyms

  • tool
  • way
  • means

Antonyms

  • listed security
  • insecurity
  • insecureness
  • danger

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

3. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] a person used by another to gain an end.

Synonyms

  • pawn
  • cat's-paw
  • supporter
  • helper
  • assistant

Antonyms

  • authorized
  • unauthorized
  • behave
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

4. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process.

Synonyms

  • participant role
  • instrumental role

Antonyms

  • confine
  • spell
  • birth

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

5. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds.

Synonyms

  • electronic musical instrument
  • percussive instrument
  • barrel organ
  • electronic instrument
  • calliope
  • grind organ
  • keyboard instrument
  • wind
  • street organ
  • mouth bow
  • musical instrument
  • music box
  • device
  • musical box
  • hurdy gurdy
  • jew's harp
  • hurdy-gurdy
  • hand organ
  • bass
  • stringed instrument
  • percussion instrument
  • steam organ
  • wind instrument

Antonyms

  • clasp
  • enlist
  • hold
  • engage

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

6. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right.

Synonyms

  • security
  • testament
  • living will
  • income tax return
  • affidavit
  • letters testamentary
  • work permit
  • manifest
  • writ
  • negotiable instrument
  • brief
  • deed of trust
  • release
  • authorization
  • act
  • permit
  • bill of indictment
  • legal brief
  • acquittance
  • measure
  • assignment
  • authorisation
  • document
  • tax return
  • title
  • return
  • law
  • deed of conveyance
  • ship's papers
  • indictment
  • patent
  • letters of administration
  • judgement
  • passport
  • written document
  • arraignment
  • papers
  • conveyance
  • working papers
  • mandate
  • licence
  • derivative instrument
  • will
  • legal document
  • official document
  • debenture
  • impeachment
  • judgment
  • articles of incorporation
  • enactment
  • license
  • legal instrument
  • derivative
  • trust deed
  • legal opinion
  • work papers
  • judicial writ
  • certificate
  • deed
  • bill
  • power of attorney
  • written agreement
  • opinion

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze
  • classify
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

7. instrument

verb. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] write an instrumental score for.

Synonyms

  • write
  • instrumentate

Antonyms

  • fail
  • forbid
  • criminalize

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

8. instrument

verb. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] address a legal document to.

Synonyms

  • address

Antonyms

  • activity
  • overact

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

9. instrument

verb. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling.

Synonyms

  • fit out
  • fit
  • equip

Antonyms

  • outlaw
  • criminalise
  • disallow
  • reject

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)
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