Translation of "instrumental" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective [ after verb ] (INFLUENCE) 作用 uk us /ˌɪn.strəˈmen.təl/ US  /-t̬əl/ formal

If someone or something is instrumental in a process, plan or system, they are one of the most important influences in causing it to happen

She was instrumental in bringing about the prison reform act. 监狱改革条例得以出台多亏她大力促成。

(Translation of “instrumental adjective (INFLUENCE)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)