implement

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. any thing or person used as a means to some end
vt.
1. to carry into effect; fulfill; accomplish
2. to provide the means for the carrying out of; give practical effect to
3. to provide with implements
implemental
adj.
implementation [im΄pləmən tā′shən]
n.
implementer
n.
implementor
SYN.- IMPLEMENT applies to any device used to carry on some work or effect some purpose [agricultural implements]; TOOL is commonly applied to manual implements such as are used in carpentry, plumbing, etc.; INSTRUMENT specifically implies use for delicate work or for scientific or artistic purposes [surgical instruments] and may also be applied, as are TOOL and IMPLEMENT, to a thing or person serving as a means to an end; APPLIANCE specifically suggests a mechanical or power-driven device, esp. one for household use; UTENSIL is used of any implement or container for domestic use, esp. a pot, pan, etc.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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