Implement

  • 1 implement — n Implement, tool, instrument, appliance, utensil mean a relatively simple device for performing a me chanical or manual operation. Nearly all of these words (the distinct exception is appliance) are interchangeable in their general senses, but… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 implement — [im′plə mənt; ] for v. [, im′pləment΄] n. [ME < LL implementum, a filling up < L implere, to fill up < in , in + plere, to fill: see FULL1] 1. any article or device used or needed in a given activity; tool, instrument, utensil, etc. 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Implement — Im ple*ment, v. t. 1. To accomplish; to fulfill. [R.] [1913 Webster] Revenge . . . executed and implemented by the hand of Vanbeest Brown. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 implement — I verb accomplish, achieve, actualize, bring about, bring off, bring to pass, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry out, carry through, complete, consummate, discharge, do, effect, effectuate, enact, enforce, execute, fulfill, give force …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 implement — UK US /ˈɪmplɪment/ verb [T] ► to put a plan into action: to implement a plan/policy/measure »The corporation has implemented a new compensation plan for its sales force. »to implement a change/program/recommendation ► IT to begin to use a new… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 Implement — Im ple*ment ([i^]m pl[ e]*ment), n. [LL. implementum accomplishment, fr. L. implere, impletum, to fill up, finish, complete; pref. im in + plere to fill. The word was perh. confused with OF. empleier, emploier, to employ, F. employer, whence E.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Implement — Implement(s) may refer to:* Implementation mdash; the process for putting a design, plan or policy into effect. * A class of tools mdash; such as farm implements or writing implements …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 implement — [n] agent, tool apparatus, appliance, contraption, contrivance, device, equipment, gadget, instrument, machine, utensil; concept 499 implement [v] start, put into action achieve, actualize, bring about, carry out, complete, effect, enable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 implement — as a verb, is a useful word used first in Scotland in the sense ‘to put (a treaty, agreement, etc.) into effect’, a meaning it still has in general usage. In the 20c its use has been greatly extended to cover any kind of idea, policy, proposal,… …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 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… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 implement — 01. They [implemented] the plan for a restructuring of the company over a 3 year period. 02. We have decided to [implement] the committee s suggestions in full. 03. The new government has [implemented] a number of cutbacks to the education budget …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 implement — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ agricultural, farm, farming, garden, gardening, kitchen, surgical ▪ cooking, digging …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 implement — {{11}}implement (n.) mid 15c., from L.L. implementem a filling up (as with provisions), from L. implere to fill, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + plere to fill (see PLENARY (Cf. plenary)). Sense of tool is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 implement — im|ple|ment1 W3 [ˈımplıment] v [T] to take action or make changes that you have officially decided should happen implement a policy/plan/decision etc ▪ We have decided to implement the committee s recommendations in full . >implementation… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 implement — ♦♦♦ implements, implementing, implemented (The verb is pronounced [[t]ɪ̱mplɪment[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]ɪ̱mplɪmənt[/t]].) 1) VERB If you implement something such as a plan, you ensure that what has been planned is done. [V n] The… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 implement — implementable, adj. implemental, adj. implementation, n. implementer, implementor, n. n. /im pleuh meuhnt/; v. /im pleuh ment , meuhnt/, n. 1. any article used in some activity, esp. an instrument, tool, or utensil: agricultural implements. 2. an …

    Universalium

  • 19 implement — im|ple|ment1 [ ımplə,ment ] verb transitive ** to make something such as an idea, plan, system, or law start to work and be used: CARRY OUT: The agreement was signed but its recommendations were never implemented. Attempts to implement change… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 implement — [15] The idea underlying implement is of ‘filling up’. It comes ultimately from Latin implēre, a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix in and plēre ‘fill’ (as in English complete). This originally meant ‘fill up’, and hence ‘fulfil’, but …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins