[ noun im-pluh-muh nt; verb im-pluh-ment, -muh nt ]
/ noun ˈɪm plə mənt; verb ˈɪm pləˌmɛnt, -mənt /
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.
verb (used with object)
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.
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Origin of implement
SYNONYMS FOR implement
1 See tool.
im·ple·ment·a·ble, adjectiveim·ple·men·tal, adjectiveim·ple·men·ta·tion, nounim·ple·ment·er, im·ple·men·tor, noun
non·im·ple·ment, nounnon·im·ple·men·tal, adjectivere·im·ple·ment, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for implementor
a piece of equipment; tool or utensilgardening implements
something used to achieve a purpose; agent
verb (ˈɪmplɪˌmɛnt) (tr)
to carry out; put into action; performto implement a plan
archaic to complete, satisfy, or fulfil
Derived Formsimplemental, adjectiveimplementation, nounimplementer or implementor, noun
Word Origin for implement
C17: from Late Latin implēmentum, literally: a filling up, from Latin implēre to fill up, satisfy, fulfil
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