Instrumentality


Instrumentality
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Instrumentality->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ instrumentality
instrumentality
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ aid
aid
&c. 707
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ subservience
subservience
subserviency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mediation
mediation
intervention
medium
intermedium
vehicle
hand
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ agency
agency
&c. 170
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ minister
minister
handmaid
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ midwife
midwife
accoucheur
accoucheuse
obstetrician
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ gobetween
gobetween
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ cat's-paw
cat's-paw
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ stepping-stone
stepping-stone
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ key
key
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ masterkey
masterkey
passkey
latchkey
=> open sesame
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ open sesame
open sesame
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ passport
passport
passe-partout
safe-conduct
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ instrument
instrument
&c. 633
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ expedient
expedient
&c.(plan) 626
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ means
means
&c. 632
PARAG:Instrumentality->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ subserve
subserve
minister
mediate
intervene
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be instrumental
be instrumental
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pander to
pander to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ officiate
officiate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tend
tend
PARAG:Instrumentality->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ instrumental
instrumental
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ useful
useful
&c. 644
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ ministerial
ministerial
subservient
mediatorial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ intermediate
intermediate
intervening
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ conducive
conducive
PARAG:Instrumentality->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ through
through
by
per
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ whereby
whereby
thereby
hereby
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ by the agency of
by the agency of
&c. 170
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ by dint of
by dint of
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ by virtue of
by virtue of
in virtue of
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ through the medium of
through the medium of
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ along with
along with
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ on the shoulders of
on the shoulders of
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ by means of
by means of
&c. 632
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ by the aid of
by the aid of
with the aid of
&c.(assistance) 707
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ per fas et nefas
per fas et nefas
by fair means or foul
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ somehow
somehow
somehow or other
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ by hook or by crook
by hook or by crook

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