Implement en


  1. (v. t.) To fulfill or perform, as a contract or an engagement.
  2. (noun) That which fulfills or supplies a want or use; esp., an instrument, toll, or utensil, as supplying a requisite to an end; as, the implements of trade, of husbandry, or of war.
  3. (v. t.) To accomplish; to fulfill.
  4. (v. t.) To provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an implement or implements.
Word: im·ple·ment
Pronunciation of implement: 'im-pl&-m&nt
Function of implement: noun
Origin of implement: Middle English, from Late Latin implementum action of filling up, from Latin implEre to fill up, from in- plEre to fill -- more at FULL
1 : an article serving to equip <the implements of religious worship>
2 : a device used in the performance of a task : TOOL, UTENSIL
3 : one that serves as an instrument or tool <the partnership agreement does not seem to be a very potent implement -- H. B. Hoffman>
synonyms IMPLEMENT, TOOL, INSTRUMENT, APPLIANCE, UTENSIL mean a relatively simple device for performing work. IMPLEMENT may apply to anything necessary to perform a task <crude stone implements> <farm implements>. TOOL suggests an implement adapted to facilitate a definite kind or stage of work and suggests the need of skill more strongly than IMPLEMENT <a carpenter's tools>. INSTRUMENT suggests a device capable of delicate or precise work <the dentist's instruments>. APPLIANCE refers to a tool or instrument utilizing a power source and suggests portability or temporary attachment <household appliances>. UTENSIL applies to a device used in domestic work or some routine unskilled activity <kitchen utensils>.

Synonyms of implement

Apply, Enforce,

Antonyms of implement

Exempt, Free, Relieve,