Definition of implement in US English:

implement

noun

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

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

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

    ‘the regulations implement a 1954 treaty’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What is the purpose of making statements if they are not actually implemented on the ground?’
    • ‘Isn't technology always developed years ahead of when it is implemented on a mass scale?’
    • ‘He added there was also the risk that the two sides may fail to properly implement the programme.’
    • ‘He said all government-sponsored schemes would be implemented at the grassroots level.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Such policies were implemented using schools as the primary vehicle to maintain and revive the Irish language.’
    • ‘The evidence based policies implemented by several governments in the West have not been widely introduced here.’
    • ‘But, apparently, work was never done to properly implement the program.’
    • ‘The final part of the plan was never fully implemented primarily due to the speed of the Russian advance.’
    • ‘The plan should be fair, transparent, land-based and implemented in a fair manner.’
    • ‘If the pilot is successful, the program could be implemented nationwide within three years.’
    • ‘Our two-color scheme is easily implemented using conventional continuous wave excitation.’
    • ‘Steps to protect forest areas should be implemented without further delay.’
    • ‘If the buffer has been reduced to 10 %, then contingency plans are implemented immediately.’
    • ‘Such communities have suffered through the policies implemented by this government.’
    • ‘Finally, the program is implemented using a learning system that works best for the individual company.’
    • ‘Donors agree the government needs funds to develop its own structures and capacity before it can properly implement any strategy.’
    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/