HyperDic: implement

English > 4 senses of the word implement:
NOUNartifactimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
VERBsocialimplementapply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
socialimplement, enforce, applyensure observance of laws and rules
changeimplement, follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, put through, go through withpursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
implement > pronunciation
Soundsih'mplahmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > implement: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninginstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end.
NarrowerbarA rigid piece of metal or wood
beaterAn implement for beating
brushAn implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
buff, bufferAn implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block
candlesnufferAn implement with a small cup at the end of a handle
cleaning implement, cleaning device, cleaning equipmentAny of a large class of implements used for cleaning
eraserAn implement used to erase something
fire ironmetal fireside implements
flailAn implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end
hookA curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
iron, branding ironimplement used to brand live stock
leather stripimplement consisting of a strip of leather
needleA sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
oarAn implement used to propel or steer a boat
rodA long thin implement made of metal or wood
sharpenerAny implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper
snufferA cone-shaped implement with a handle
spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lanceAn implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
spikeA long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)
sports implementAn implement used in a sport
stickAn implement consisting of a length of wood
stickA long thin implement resembling a length of wood
stirrerAn implement used for stirring
strickleA tool or rod used to level off grain or other granular material that is heaped in a measure
swabimplement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
swatter, flyswatter, flyswatAn implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle
toolAn implement used in the practice of a vocation
tuning forkA metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck
utensilAn implement for practical use (especially in a household)
writing implementAn implement that is used to write
Broaderinstrumentality, instrumentationAn artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
Spanishherramienta, implemento, instrumento
Catalaneina, instrument
Adjectivesimplementalserving or acting as a means or aid
Verbsimplementapply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
English > implement: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningapply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"implement a procedure"
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Spanishimplementar
Catalanimplementar
Nounsimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
implementationthe act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something)
English > implement: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningensure observance of laws and rules.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsenforce, apply
Narrowerexecutecarry out the legalities of
run, executecarry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
Broadercompel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
Oppositeexempt, relieve, freegrant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
Spanishaplicar, imponer
Catalanaplicar
English > implement: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningpursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "He implemented a new economic plan"
Synonymsfollow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, put through, go through with
Narroweradherefollow through or carry out a plan without deviation
Broadercomplete, finishCome or bring to a finish or an end / end
Similar tocarry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfilput in effect
Spanishejecutar, implementar, realizar
Catalanexecutar, fer efectiu, implementar, portar a terme, realitzar
Nounsimplementationthe act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order

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