Implement definition

ĭmplə-mənt
To supply with implements.
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To put into practical effect; carry out.

Implement the new procedures.

verb
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An article used to outfit or equip someone.

Ecclesiastical implements.

noun
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Any thing or person used as a means to some end.
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A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
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To carry into effect; fulfill; accomplish.
verb
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To provide with implements.
verb
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The definition of implement is a tool that is used to perform a job.

A plow is an example of a farm implement.

noun
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To provide the means for the carrying out of; give practical effect to.
verb
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A tool or instrument for working with.

They carried an assortment of gardening implements in the truck.

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To carry out; to do.
verb
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Any article or device used or needed in a given activity; tool, instrument, utensil, etc.
noun
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To bring about; to put into practice.

It’s a good thought, but it will be a difficult thing to implement.

verb
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To implement is defined as to put something into effect.

An example of implement is a manager enforcing a new set of procedures.

verb
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A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work.

A gardening implement.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
implement
Plural:
implements

Origin of implement

  • Middle English supplementary payment from Old French emplement act of filling from Late Latin implēmentum from Latin implēre to fill up in- intensive pref. in–2 plēre to fill pelə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin implēmentum (“a filling up”), from Latin impleō (“I fill up”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Scottish English or Scots implement (“fulfill”)

    From Wiktionary