implement
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin implementum action of filling up, from Latin implēre to fill up, from in- + plēre to fill — more at full Date: 15th century 1. an article serving to equip <
the implements of religious worship
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2. a device used in the performance of a task ; tool, utensil 3. one that serves as an instrument or tool <
the partnership agreement does not seem to be a very potent implement — H. B. Hoffman
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Synonyms: implement, tool, instrument, appliance, utensil mean a relatively simple device for performing work. implement may apply to anything necessary to perform a task <
crude stone implements
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farm implements
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. tool suggests an implement adapted to facilitate a definite kind or stage of work and suggests the need of skill more strongly than implement <
a carpenter's tools
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. instrument suggests a device capable of delicate or precise work <
the dentist's instruments
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. appliance refers to a tool or instrument utilizing a power source and suggests portability or temporary attachment <
household appliances
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. utensil applies to a device used in domestic work or some routine unskilled activity <
kitchen utensils
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. II. transitive verb Date: 1806 1. carry out, accomplish; especially to give practical effect to and ensure of actual fulfillment by concrete measures 2. to provide instruments or means of expression for • implementation nounimplementer or implementor noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • implement — ► NOUN ▪ a tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment, used for a particular purpose. ► VERB ▪ put into effect. DERIVATIVES implementation noun implementer noun. ORIGIN from Latin implere fill up , later employ …   English terms dictionary

  • implement — I UK [ˈɪmplɪˌment] / US [ˈɪmpləˌment] verb [transitive] Word forms implement : present tense I/you/we/they implement he/she/it implements present participle implementing past tense implemented past participle implemented ** to make something such …   English dictionary

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