Definition of implement in English:

implement

noun

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

    ‘agricultural implements’
    • ‘Unfortunately, I had no garden implements at hand.’
    • ‘He tried to grip at the metal implement, but it fell to the floor.’
    • ‘Thousands of people came from all sides armed with implements of destruction.’
    • ‘The rules and regulations were explained and they were given basic digging implements - a spade and a fork.’
    • ‘The store sells clothing, household goods, small furniture and garden implements.’
    • ‘He wants to show you his collection of gardening implements.’
    • ‘Inside, there is a display of paleolithic tools, neolithic stone implements and megalithic pottery.’
    • ‘Today, artists can use various implements to cut the blocks of wood.’
    • ‘Others were gardening, armed with clippers and other sharp implements.’
    • ‘A Roman kitchen is being constructed alongside a display of medieval farming implements and clothes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The hardware stores sold spades, forks, rakes and all sorts of farming implements.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From the dawn of stone age implements to the height of culinary technique, man has enjoyed his soup.’
    • ‘Many knives are designed as multi-purpose cutting implements.’
    • ‘A writer needs basically a space, a writing implement and some paper.’
    • ‘First, the implements of war would undergo a major technological change.’
    tool, utensil, instrument, device, apparatus, contrivance, gadget, contraption, appliance, machine, labour-saving device
    gizmo
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verb

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

    ‘the regulations implement a 1954 treaty’
    • ‘First, it can be easily implemented on a wide-scale basis in primary health care facilities.’
    • ‘If the pilot is successful, the program could be implemented nationwide within three years.’
    • ‘Donors agree the government needs funds to develop its own structures and capacity before it can properly implement any strategy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Steps to protect forest areas should be implemented without further delay.’
    • ‘Such communities have suffered through the policies implemented by this government.’
    • ‘The plan should be fair, transparent, land-based and implemented in a fair manner.’
    • ‘He said all government-sponsored schemes would be implemented at the grassroots level.’
    • ‘The evidence based policies implemented by several governments in the West have not been widely introduced here.’
    • ‘Wireless devices and networks must be properly planned and implemented to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data.’
    • ‘Finally, the program is implemented using a learning system that works best for the individual company.’
    • ‘What is the purpose of making statements if they are not actually implemented on the ground?’
    • ‘The final part of the plan was never fully implemented primarily due to the speed of the Russian advance.’
    • ‘There are also measures you can implement to ensure that you have genuine employment equity in your business.’
    • ‘Such policies were implemented using schools as the primary vehicle to maintain and revive the Irish language.’
    • ‘Our two-color scheme is easily implemented using conventional continuous wave excitation.’
    • ‘But, apparently, work was never done to properly implement the program.’
    • ‘They can actually implement what they're talking about.’
    • ‘If the buffer has been reduced to 10 %, then contingency plans are implemented immediately.’
    execute, apply, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, carry out, carry through, perform, enact, administer
    fulfil, discharge, accomplish, bring about, achieve, realize, contrive, effect
    enforce, impose
    effectuate
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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 + plere fill The verb dates from the early 18th century.