implement

[n. im-pluh-muhnt; v. im-pluh-ment, -muhnt]
noun
1.
any article used in some activity, especially an instrument, tool, or utensil: agricultural implements.
2.
an article of equipment, as household furniture, clothing, ecclesiastical vestments, or the like.
3.
a means; agent: human beings as an implement of divine plan.
verb (used with object)
4.
to fulfill; perform; carry out: Once in office, he failed to implement his campaign promises.
5.
to put into effect according to or by means of a definite plan or procedure.
6.
to fill out or supplement.
7.
to provide with implements.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin implēmentum a filling up, equivalent to Latin implē(re) to fill up (im- im-1 + plēre to fill) + -mentum -ment

implementable, adjective
implemental, adjective
implementation, noun
implementer, implementor, noun
nonimplement, noun
nonimplemental, adjective
reimplement, verb (used with object)


1. See tool.
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implement
 
n
1.  a piece of equipment; tool or utensil: gardening implements
2.  something used to achieve a purpose; agent
 
vb
3.  to carry out; put into action; perform: to implement a plan
4.  archaic to complete, satisfy, or fulfil
 
[C17: from Late Latin implēmentum, literally: a filling up, from Latin implēre to fill up, satisfy, fulfil]
 
imple'mental
 
adj
 
implemen'tation
 
n
 
'implementer
 
n
 
'implementor
 
n

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Word Origin & History

implement
1454, from L.L. implementem "a filling up" (as with provisions), from L. implere "to fill," from in- "in" + plere "to fill" (see plenary). Sense of "tool" is 1538, from notion of things provided to do work, that which "fills up" a house, etc. The verb is 1806, originally
chiefly in Scot., where it was a legal term meaning "fulfillment." It led to the wretched formation implementation, first recorded 1926.
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Example sentences
What's lacking is action to implement and increase known solutions to meet
  those commitments.
If the parties agree on the agenda, all actors are given an action plan to
  implement its suggestions.
It is simple logic, not so simple to implement, but fixing the educational
  system is a good start for the long term.
To conserve scarce supplies, water managers will probably have to implement
  restrictions again.
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