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adjective as in influential, assisting

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Teenagers were instrumental in leading many of the racial justice protests across San Diego County over the summer.

Meanwhile, Kavadze adds, Georgia’s rich natural beauty will be more instrumental than ever.

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Google My Business has been instrumental in driving customers to a local business.

What’s more, instrumental employees who analyze air samples from the sensitive equipment are on vacation.

Whatever the company’s formula, it seems it will be instrumental to making Elon Musk’s vision of a million-mile battery come true, and sooner rather than later.

You write quite a lot about your relationship with your mother and how she was instrumental in your success.

Goebbels was also instrumental in the initial success Strauss had under the Nazis.

The instrumental view of culture has it wrong, she argues, and should be replaced with what she calls an “expressive view.”

And in 1939, the MOMA building opened that he was instrumental in designing and building.

“It sounds like the kind of decision that a candidate and a campaign would be instrumental in shaping,” she said.

The Duke of Tarentum was mainly instrumental in saving the remnants of the army which had managed to cross the Elster.

This discovery and invention has been largely instrumental in the rapid development of sound recording.

Thus, contributions to vocal music, instrumental music and musical forms have been made by natives and residents of Virginia.

If she had been instrumental in the death of Sir Herbert, surely this was just the way she would conduct herself.

His present rather ridiculous discomfort he had been at least instrumental in bringing on himself.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to instrumental, such as: involved, active, auxiliary, conducive, contributory, and helpful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.