Synonyms to means to an end

ability, action, ad hoc measure, answer, artifice, capacity, capital, contrivance, countermove, coup, course of action, demarche, device, devices, disposable resources, dodge, effort, expedient, funds, gimmick, improvisation, jury-rig, jury-rigged expedient, last expedient, last resort, last shift, makeshift, maneuver, means, measure, method, move, pis aller, power, recourses, resort, resorts, resource, resources, shake-up, shift, solution, step, stock, stopgap, stratagem, stroke, stroke of policy, supply, tactic, temporary expedient, trick, trump, ways, ways and means, wherewith, wherewithal, working hypothesis, working proposition