- any article used in some activity, especially an instrument, tool, or utensil: agricultural implements.
- an article of equipment, as household furniture, clothing, ecclesiastical vestments, or the like.
- a means; agent: human beings as an implement of divine plan.
- to fulfill; perform; carry out: Once in office, he failed to implement his campaign promises.
- to put into effect according to or by means of a definite plan or procedure.
- to fill out or supplement.
- to provide with implements.
Origin of implement
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Examples from the Web for implemented
The EPA regulations scheduled to be finalized next year still needs to be put in the books, and implemented by the states.The U.S.-China Climate Deal Is Mostly Hot Air
November 12, 2014
The two-state solution, if implemented, fundamentally discredits the whole concept of a conspiracy against Islam.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea
November 9, 2014
But beyond the general authority, there are many questions about how quarantines should be implemented.Are Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Legal?
October 28, 2014
Meaningful repercussions and a more effective process of holding people accountable need to be implemented.George W. Bush’s Puzzling WMD Coverup
Rick Santorum, Pete Hoekstra
October 27, 2014
This official school policy of apparently saving 21-year old adults from themselves was implemented on campus on August 1.The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS
October 21, 2014
All the changes specified by this errata have already been implemented in the etext.My Friends the Savages
Giovanni Battista Cerruti
It will be several years before the complete revised programs can be implemented.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
They have, however, implemented it with a Japanese officer known as the Kanjikan, who is supposed to advise his Chinese colleague.Government in Republican China
Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
The introduction of fiscally oriented capital controls (as Chile has implemented) is one possibility.After the Rain
How then could His word be said to be implemented when so many of the original inhabitants remained?The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua
William Garden Blaikie
- a piece of equipment; tool or utensilgardening implements
- something used to achieve a purpose; agent
- to carry out; put into action; performto implement a plan
- archaic to complete, satisfy, or fulfil
Word Origin and History for implemented
mid-15c., from Late Latin implementem "a filling up" (as with provisions), from Latin implere "to fill," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + plere "to fill" (see pleio-). Sense of "tool" is 1530s, from notion of things provided to do work, that which "fills up" or "completes" a household (c.1500).
1806, originally chiefly in Scottish, where the noun was a legal term meaning "fulfillment," from implement (n.). It led to the wretched formation implementation, first recorded 1913. Related: Implemented.