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implement

im·ple·ment

implement

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: Im pl mnt
definition 1: something used in order to accomplish a particular thing, esp. a tool, device, or instrument to perform a task.
A pen is an implement for writing.A radio ad can be your best implement for getting your business known in the area.
 
similar words:
device, instrument, tool
definition 2: a piece of equipment or furnishing.
farm implementskitchen implements
similar words:
instrument
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: Im pl ment
inflections: implemented, implementing, implements
definition 1: to carry out or put into effect.
It's time to implement our plan.The state is about to implement the new laws on industrial pollution.
 
similar words:
administer, execute
definition 2: to provide with tools.
The bosses implemented the prisoners with pick axes.
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derivations: implemental (adj.), implementation (n.), implementer (n.)