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Meaning of IMPLEMENT

Pronunciation:  [n]'implumunt, [v]'implu`ment, 'implumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
  2. [v]  pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue; "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"
  3. [v]  apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design; "implement a procedure"
  4. [v]  ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";

IMPLEMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: carry out, enforce, follow through, go through, put through
 Antonyms: exempt, free, relieve
 See Also: adhere, apply, bar, beater, branding iron, brush, buff, buffer, candlesnuffer, clamp down, cleaning implement, compel, complete, employ, eraser, execute, finish, fire iron, fishgig, fizgig, flail, flyswat, flyswatter, get tough, gig, hook, instrumentality, instrumentation, iron, lance, leather strip, needle, oar, obligate, oblige, rod, run, sharpener, snuffer, spear, spike, sports implement, stick, stirrer, swab, swatter, tool, tuning fork, use, utensil, utilise, utilize, writing implement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Im"ple*ment\, n. [LL. implementum accomplishment, fr.
    L. implere, impletum, to fill up, finish, complete; pref. im-
    in + plere to fill. The word was perh. confuse with OF.
    empleier, emploier, to employ, F. employer, whence E. employ.
    See {Plenty}.]
    That which fulfills or supplies a want or use; esp., an
    instrument, toll, or utensil, as supplying a requisite to an
    end; as, the implements of trade, of husbandry, or of war.
          Genius must have talent as its complement and
          implement.                               --Coleridge.
  2. \Im"ple*ment\, v. t.
    1. To accomplish; to fulfill. [R.]
             Revenge . . . executed and implemented by the hand
             of Vanbeest Brown.                    --Sir W.
    2. To provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be
       fulfilled, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an
       implement or implements.
             The chief mechanical requisites of the barometer are
             implemented in such an instrument as the following.
    3. (Scots Law) To fulfill or perform, as a contract or an
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