Definition of implement in English:

implement

Syllabification: im·ple·ment

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈimpləmənt
 
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A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment, especially as used for a particular purpose: agricultural implements
More example sentences
  • Others were gardening, armed with clippers and other sharp implements.
  • The violence can be all too real with hammers, bombs and household implements being used to exact revenge.
  • Today, artists can use various implements to cut the blocks of wood.
Synonyms
tool, utensil, instrument, device, apparatus, gadget, contraption, appliance, machine, contrivance
informal gizmo
(implements)equipment, kit, tackle, accoutrements, paraphernalia

verb

Pronunciation: /ˈimpləˌment
 
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[with object] Back to top  
Put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect: the regulations implement a 1954 treaty
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  • The final part of the plan was never fully implemented primarily due to the speed of the Russian advance.
  • The evidence based policies implemented by several governments in the West have not been widely introduced here.
  • Such communities have suffered through the policies implemented by this government.
Synonyms
execute, apply, put into effect, put into action, put into practice, carry out/through, perform, enact; fulfill, discharge, accomplish, bring about, achieve, realize, actualize, phase in
formal effectuate

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'article of furniture, equipment, or dress'): partly from medieval Latin implementa (plural), partly from late Latin implementum 'filling up, fulfillment', both from Latin implere 'fill up' (later 'employ'), from in- 'in' + plere 'fill'. The verb dates from the early 18th century.

Derivatives

implementer

(also implementor /-ˌmentər/) noun
More example sentences
  • We are all certain that implementers will encounter such issues, so the request for assistance is valid.
  • Because there are no technical changes requested to the document, implementers can get ready to deploy.
  • The basic features of the logic implementer include generality of applications, easy-to-use environment, and robust, reliable interconnections

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