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IMPLEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does implement mean? 

IMPLEMENT (noun)
  The noun IMPLEMENT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: IMPLEMENT used as a noun is very rare.


IMPLEMENT (verb)
  The verb IMPLEMENT has 3 senses:

1. apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
2. ensure observance of laws and rules
3. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

  Familiarity information: IMPLEMENT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPLEMENT (noun)


Sense 1implement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("implement" is a kind of...):

instrumentality; instrumentation (an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "implement"):

bar (a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon)

fishgig; fizgig; gig; lance; spear (an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish)

spike (a long sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal))

sports implement (an implement used in a sport)

stick (an implement consisting of a length of wood)

stick (a long thin implement resembling a length of wood)

stirrer (an implement used for stirring)

strickle (a tool used to level off grain or other granular material in a measure)

swab (implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion)

flyswat; flyswatter; swatter (an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects)

tool (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)

tuning fork (a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck; used to tune musical instruments)

utensil (an implement for practical use (especially in a household))

writing implement (an implement that is used to write)

snuffer (a cone-shaped implement with a handle; for extinguishing candles)

sharpener (any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper)

rod (a long thin implement made of metal or wood)

beater (an implement for beating)

brush (an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle)

buff; buffer (an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring))

candlesnuffer (an implement with a small cup at the end of a handle; used to extinguish the flame of a candle)

cleaning implement (any of a large class of implements used for cleaning)

eraser (an implement used to erase something)

fire iron (metal fireside implements)

flail (an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing)

hook (a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something)

branding iron; iron (implement used to brand live stock)

leather strip (implement consisting of a strip of leather)

needle (a sharp pointed implement (usually steel))

oar (an implement used to propel or steer a boat)


IMPLEMENT (verb)


Sense 1implement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

implement a procedure

Hypernyms (to "implement" is one way to...):

apply; employ; use; utilise; utilize (put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2implement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ensure observance of laws and rules

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

enforce; implement; apply

Context example:

Apply the rules to everyone

Hypernyms (to "implement" is one way to...):

compel; obligate; oblige (force or compel somebody to do something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "implement"):

execute; run (carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine)

execute (carry out the legalities of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3implement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

follow out; follow up; put through; carry out; follow through; implement; go through

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "implement" is one way to...):

complete; finish (come or bring to a finish or an end)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "implement"):

adhere (follow through or carry out a plan without deviation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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