- 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 implementing
Not coincidentally, each party has also recently had a clear shot at implementing its vision of the good society.Relax—Both Parties Are Going Extinct
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And the OSCE was given a lead role in implementing the accord.Reality Check in Ukraine
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There are two parts to implementing new ideas: coming up with the idea or the ideation phase, and then the execution.The Best Apps for Developing Sherlock Holmes-Like Reading Skills
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“Vigilantes implementing Islam upon your own necks,” chimes another voice.American Student Slashed In London, Police Eye “Muslims Patrols”
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Our country is in the process of implementing a new national curriculum called the Common Core Standards.A Teach for America Alum On How Testing Is Hurting Our Kids
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The directorates had direct connections with all implementing bodies.
And already, communities are implementing the Commission's recommendations.
Councils are responsible for maintaining public order, for implementing laws, and for drawing up local budgets.
We initiated and are implementing the first reform of the VA vocational rehabilitation system since its inception in 1943.
Third, and perhaps most difficult, deriving the means for implementing the most promising aspects of Rapid Dominance must occur.Shock and Awe
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- 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 implementing
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.