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1. A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work: a gardening implement.
2. An article used to outfit or equip someone: ecclesiastical implements.
3. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
tr.v. (-mĕnt′) im·ple·ment·ed, im·ple·ment·ing, im·ple·ments
1. To put into practical effect; carry out: implement the new procedures.
2. To supply with implements.
[Middle English, supplementary payment, from Old French emplement, act of filling, from Late Latin implēmentum, from Latin implēre, to fill up : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + plēre, to fill; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]
im′ple·men·ta′tion (-mən-tā′shən, -mĕn-) n.
im′ple·ment′er, im′ple·men′tor n.
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1. a piece of equipment; tool or utensil: gardening implements.
2. something used to achieve a purpose; agent
3. to carry out; put into action; perform: to implement a plan.
4. archaic to complete, satisfy, or fulfil
[C17: from Late Latin implēmentum, literally: a filling up, from Latin implēre to fill up, satisfy, fulfil]
ˈimpleˌmenter, ˈimpleˌmentor n
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im•ple•ment(n. ˈɪm plə mənt; v. also -ˌmɛnt)
1. an instrument, tool, or utensil for accomplishing work: agricultural implements.
2. an article of equipment, as household furniture, clothing, or the like.
3. a means; agent: goodwill as an implement to peace.v.t.
4. to fulfill; carry out: implementing campaign promises.
5. to put into effect according to a definite plan or procedure.
6. to provide with implements.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin implēmentum item of stock, pl. arrears, Late Latin: filling up < Latin implēre to fill up =im- im-1 + plēre to fill]
im′ple•ment`er, im′ple•men`tor, n.
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Past participle: implemented
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|Noun||1.||implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end|
bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
beater - an implement for beating
brush - an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
buff, buffer - an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
candlesnuffer - an implement with a small cup at the end of a handle; used to extinguish the flame of a candle
cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement - any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
eraser - an implement used to erase something
fire iron - metal fireside implements
flail - an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing
hook - a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
leather strip - implement consisting of a strip of leather
needle - a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
oar - an implement used to propel or steer a boat
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood
sharpener - any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper; "a knife sharpener"
snuffer - a cone-shaped implement with a handle; for extinguishing candles
fishgig, fizgig, gig, lance, spear - an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
spike - a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal); "one of the spikes impaled him"
sports implement - an implement used in a sport
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
stick - a long thin implement resembling a length of wood; "cinnamon sticks"; "a stick of dynamite"
stirrer - an implement used for stirring
strickle - a tool or rod used to level off grain or other granular material that is heaped in a measure
swab - implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
flyswat, flyswatter, swatter - an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
tuning fork - a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck; used to tune musical instruments
utensil - an implement for practical use (especially in a household)
writing implement - an implement that is used to write
|Verb||1.||implement - apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design; "implement a procedure"|
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
|2.||implement - ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";|
compel, obligate, oblige - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
execute, run - carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"
execute - carry out the legalities of; "execute a will or a deed"
|3.||implement - pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue; "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"|
complete, finish - come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"
adhere - follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"
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1. To put into action or use:
2. To carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of:
Idiom: live up to.
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implement[vb ˈɪmplɪˌmɛnt; n ˈɪmplɪmənt]
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a tool or instrument. kitchen/garden implements. werktuig أداة، آله уред instrumento nástroj, nářadí das Gerät redskab; -redskab σύνεργο, εργαλείοinstrumento, herramienta tööriist ابزار työkalu outil, ustensilesמכשיר उपकरण oruđe, sredstvo eszköz alat, peralatan áhald, tæki attrezzo, strumento 道具 도구 įrankis, įnagis darbarīks; instruments; ierīce; rīks perkakasan werktuigredskap, verktøynarzędzie دكاروسيله، اوزار، اله،: تطبيق كول اجراكول، بشپړول instrumento unealtă, instrument утварь nástroj, náradie orodje alatka verktyg, redskap, tillbehör อุปกรณ์เครื่องใช้ alet, araç, vasıta 工具，器具 прилад; інструмент اوزار ، آلہ dụng cụ 工具，器具
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