1. instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end;
1. apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design;
- Example: "implement a procedure"
2. ensure observance of laws and rules;
- Example: "Apply the rules to everyone";
[syn: enforce, implement, apply]
3. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue;
- Example: "Did he go through with the treatment?"
- Example: "He implemented a new economic plan"
- Example: "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"
[syn: follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, implement, put through, go through]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. employ. See Plenty.] That which fulfills or supplies a want or use; esp., an instrument, tool, or utensil, as supplying a requisite to an end; as, the implements of trade, of husbandry, or of war. [1913 Webster] Genius must have talent as its complement and implement. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an implement or implements. [1913 Webster] The chief mechanical requisites of the barometer are implemented in such an instrument as the following. --Nichol. [1913 Webster] 3. (Scots Law) To fulfill or perform, as a contract or an engagement. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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