What does implement mean?

Definitions for implement
ˈɪm plə mənt; -ˌmɛntim·ple·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. implementverb

    instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

  2. implementverb

    apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design

    "implement a procedure"

  3. enforce, implement, applyverb

    ensure observance of laws and rules

    "Apply the rules to everyone";

  4. follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, implement, put through, go throughverb

    pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

    "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Implementnoun

    Etymology: implementum, from impleo, Latin.

    Unto life many implements are necessary; more, if we seek such a life as hath in it joy, comfort, delight, and pleasure. Richard Hooker.

    Wood hath coined seventeen thousand pounds, and hath his tools and implements to coin six times as much. Jonathan Swift.

    It is the practice of the eastern regions for the artists in metals to carry about with them the whole implements of trade, to the house where they find employment. William Broome.


  1. implement

    To implement means to carry out, execute, or put into effect a plan, method, or procedure. It involves performing specific actions to achieve a particular goal, often associated with policies, strategies, laws or new systems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Implementnoun

    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

  2. Implementverb

    to accomplish; to fulfill

  3. Implementverb

    to provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an implement or implements

  4. Implementverb

    to fulfill or perform, as a contract or an engagement

  5. Etymology: [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. employ. See Plenty.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Implement

    im′ple-ment, n. a tool or instrument of labour.—v.t. to give effect to: to fulfil or perform.—adj. Implemen′tal, acting as an implement.—n. Implē′tion, a filling: the state of being full. [Low L. implementum—L. im-plēre, to fill.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. implement

    Whatever may supply a want, especially an instrument or utensil as supplying a requisite to an end; as, the implements of war.

Editors Contribution

  1. implement

    To create in a consistent, systematic way.

    They did implement the new policy easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'implement' in Verbs Frequency: #465

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of implement in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of implement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of implement in a Sentence

  1. Jaime Cortina:

    They have also said that they could implement it relatively quickly.

  2. Taro Kono:

    We confirmed that security assurances will be provided to North Korea as agreed in the summit. At the same time we have reaffirmed that the international community will continue to fully implement relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions.

  3. Womens World CupHowever:

    For the resources and for the ability that I feel like FIFA has to implement that change, I think they're not doing nearly enough.

  4. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley:

    We have not taken any decision as yet, we are determined and will make all efforts to implement it (GST) from April.

  5. Jonathan Hatami:

    Facts to consider are suspects' prior record, facts of the crime itself, public safety, victims' rights and safety, any prior failures to appear, and any bench warrants. There are many programs already in place in county jail to help and assist the wrongdoer. We don’t need to endanger the public a second time or implement some political experiment and just sit back and see what happens.

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Translations for implement

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  • حقق, تنفيذ, نفذ, نجزArabic
  • вы́канаць, выко́нвацьBelarusian
  • uskutečnitCzech
  • teclynWelsh
  • erfüllen, durchführen, ausführen, implementieren, vollziehen, umsetzenGerman
  • instrumento, herramienta, implementar, implementoSpanish
  • teostama, riistEstonian
  • اجرا کردنPersian
  • työkalu, väline, apuväline, panna toimeen, toteuttaaFinnish
  • instrument, exécuter, établir, appliquerFrench
  • uirlisIrish
  • cuir an gnìomhScottish Gaelic
  • כלי, כליםHebrew
  • végrehajt, megvalósítHungarian
  • realigar, instrumento, implemento, utensiloIdo
  • arnese, attrezzo, implementare, attuare, utensile, mettere in praticaItalian
  • 実行する, 実現する, 道具Japanese
  • bi cih anîn, halet, amûr, hacet, ئاڵات, alet, bi cih kirin, alavKurdish
  • īstenotLatvian
  • whakatinanaMāori
  • redskapNorwegian
  • implementeren, hulpmiddel, gereedschap, toepassen, uitwerkenDutch
  • reiskapNorwegian Nynorsk
  • narzędziePolish
  • implementar, implemento, instrumento, ferramentaPortuguese
  • осуществлять, средство, реализовывать, претворять в жизнь, инструмент, прибор, выполнять, орудиеRussian
  • instrument, sredstvo, ostvariti, implementirati, oruđe, realiziratiSerbo-Croatian
  • redskap, implementeraSwedish
  • tekelezaSwahili
  • అమలుపరచుTelugu
  • araçTurkish
  • 实施Chinese

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    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    A purse
    B staff
    C assault
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