Definition of implement in English:

implement

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noun

  • A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment, especially as used for a particular purpose.

    ‘agricultural implements’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The stalls mostly sold such things as agricultural implements, live chickens and vegetables.’
    • ‘On the porch of the museum are steam locomotives, municipal vehicles and agricultural implements.’
    • ‘By the 6th century a series of new farm implements began to make their appearance.’
    • ‘A writer needs basically a space, a writing implement and some paper.’
    • ‘The hardware stores sold spades, forks, rakes and all sorts of farming implements.’
    • ‘A Roman kitchen is being constructed alongside a display of medieval farming implements and clothes.’
    • ‘The rules and regulations were explained and they were given basic digging implements - a spade and a fork.’
    • ‘He wants to show you his collection of gardening implements.’
    • ‘Inside, there is a display of paleolithic tools, neolithic stone implements and megalithic pottery.’
    • ‘From the dawn of stone age implements to the height of culinary technique, man has enjoyed his soup.’
    • ‘He wields a giant microphone like some kind of torture implement.’
    • ‘Thousands of people came from all sides armed with implements of destruction.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, I had no garden implements at hand.’
    • ‘Many knives are designed as multi-purpose cutting implements.’
    • ‘First, the implements of war would undergo a major technological change.’
    • ‘The store sells clothing, household goods, small furniture and garden implements.’
    • ‘He tried to grip at the metal implement, but it fell to the floor.’
    tool, utensil, instrument, device, apparatus, contrivance, gadget, contraption, appliance, machine, labour-saving device
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Pronunciation

implement

/ˈimpləmənt/ /ˈɪmpləmənt/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect.

    ‘the regulations implement a 1954 treaty’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our two-color scheme is easily implemented using conventional continuous wave excitation.’
    • ‘Donors agree the government needs funds to develop its own structures and capacity before it can properly implement any strategy.’
    • ‘But, apparently, work was never done to properly implement the program.’
    • ‘Such policies were implemented using schools as the primary vehicle to maintain and revive the Irish language.’
    • ‘He added there was also the risk that the two sides may fail to properly implement the programme.’
    • ‘If the buffer has been reduced to 10 %, then contingency plans are implemented immediately.’
    • ‘Finally, the program is implemented using a learning system that works best for the individual company.’
    • ‘They can actually implement what they're talking about.’
    • ‘First, it can be easily implemented on a wide-scale basis in primary health care facilities.’
    • ‘What is the purpose of making statements if they are not actually implemented on the ground?’
    • ‘Steps to protect forest areas should be implemented without further delay.’
    • ‘He said all government-sponsored schemes would be implemented at the grassroots level.’
    • ‘There are also measures you can implement to ensure that you have genuine employment equity in your business.’
    • ‘Wireless devices and networks must be properly planned and implemented to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data.’
    • ‘Isn't technology always developed years ahead of when it is implemented on a mass scale?’
    • ‘If the pilot is successful, the program could be implemented nationwide within three years.’
    • ‘The plan should be fair, transparent, land-based and implemented in a fair manner.’
    execute, apply, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, carry out, carry through, perform, enact, administer
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Pronunciation

implement

/ˈimpləˌment/ /ˈɪmpləˌmɛnt/

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’ + Latin plere ‘fill’. The verb dates from the early 18th century.