What does implement mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word implement.

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"

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. Bryan Ricketts:

    Personally, I know Mike Pence's policies from his time as governor, when he tried to implement RFRA (The Religious Freedom Restoration Act) without civil rights protections for LGBTQ people. As a gay man, this directly impacted me. However, many graduates here have been directly targeted by other policies -- for example, those students and their families who are undocumented and who risk deportation to celebrate this milestone in their lives.

  2. Warner Bros.:

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show is, and has always strived to be, a place that brings positivity to the world, and though not all of the allegations were corroborated, we are disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the shows day-to-day management. We have identified several staffing changes, along with appropriate measures to address the issues that have been raised, and are taking the first steps to implement them.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    The vulnerable people are the people who have not been vaccinated, and I hope that the possibility that we're seeing -- that we're going to be getting a surge of Omicron, which is almost inevitable given its characteristic of high degree of transmissibility, we have the tools to be able to blunt this. We just need to implement them.

  4. Henk Jonkers:

    It is combining nature with construction materials, nature is supplying us a lot of functionality for free -- in this case, limestone-producing bacteria. If we can implement it in materials, we can really benefit from it, so I think it's a really nice example of tying nature and the built environments together in one new concept.

  5. John Higgins:

    Our members are ready to implement the new framework and meet the compliance challenge that the strengthened provisions demand from companies.

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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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    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
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    • C. excogitate
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