Definition of implement in English:

implement

noun

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

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

[WITH OBJECT]
Pronunciation /ˈimpləˌment//ˈɪmpləˌmɛnt/
  • Put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect.

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

Pronunciation

implement

Noun/ˈɪmpləmənt/

implement

Verb/ˈɪmpləˌmɛnt/