Meaning of instrumentalize in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɪnstrʊˈmɛnt(ə)lʌɪz/


(also instrumentalise)
  • 1To perform (a piece of music) using a musical instrument or instruments.

  • 2To arrange or score (a piece of music) for instruments, especially for an orchestra.

  • 3To make or render (something) instrumental to accomplishing a purpose or result; to use as a means to an end.


Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From instrumental + -ize.