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instrumentalize

Definitions

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  • v. To transcribe for instrumental execution a piece of music written for the human voice

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form as an instrument; produce as an agent or agency.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The archbishop noted, "Today we live in a society which tends to 'instrumentalize' everything."

    Prelate Urges Educators to Teach Virtues to Children

  • Here he takes a few common themes, such as the two-parts each of "Water Prayer," "Crossroads," and "Sonicturtle's Coupe Decale" and invite a number of guests to vocalize and instrumentalize overtop the rapid flurry of beats.

    Derek Beres: Global Beat Fusion: The Congo to Canada

  • They are perfectly willing to instrumentalize anything, anything to prevent themselves from being prosecuted.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Liz Cheney

  • His goal was to instrumentalize this organisation to put pressure on arabic/muslim countries and serve Israel.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bernstein (Robert!) Denounces Human Rights Watch:

  • "If you don't want to instrumentalize it, don't send photographers."

    Sarkozy in Love

  • What's most important about it, finally, is that its musical contrariness has forced Harvey to find new ways to sing and instrumentalize, so it can't help but push her and her listeners into new realms of experience.

    Archive 2007-10-28

  • Since the belgian crime case Dutroux, the group turned into complete hysteria, and in consequence they instrumentalize each minor incidence to demand more repression and control (especially concerning the internet).

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  • Since the belgian crime case Dutroux, the group turned into complete hysteria, and in consequence they instrumentalize each minor incidence to demand more repression and control especially concerning the internet.

    DoJ raids p2p operators

  • An unsigned editorial this week in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano attacked the New York Times by name, accusing the paper of willfully ignoring the "truth" of Ratzinger/Benedict's record and of attempting "to instrumentalize, without any foundation in fact, horrible episodes and sorrowful events uncovered in some cases from decades ago."

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  • If we can find a way to agree that the question of life's 'purpose' is ill-posed, then we can stop discussing human behaviour in terms of fanciful motivations and metaphysics, and focus instead on plain ol 'human social - and psycho-dynamics: distress, entitlement, conditioning, agreement, the almost uncontrollable narrativizing and generalizing and imaginative impulses which our shared beliefs and institutions serve to constrain and instrumentalize.

    Wax Banks

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