implement

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, suggestion, etc., as a general synonym for carry out, effect, fulfil, and other words. Although objections are sometimes raised to this use, it is well established and is often a better word than any of these synonyms might at first seem to be. It also has the advantage of a ready noun form implementation.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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