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Definition of "implement" []

  • A tool or instrument used in doing work: a gardening implement. See Synonyms at tool. (noun)
  • An article used to outfit or equip. (noun)
  • A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent. (noun)
  • To put into practical effect; carry out: implement the new procedures. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply with implements. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "implement" in a sentence
  • "Some of the best scenes in my books are the ones I never planned, never even knew existed until I was neck deep in an unsolvable problem and then, there, rising from the murky depths of the subconscious, was the perfect, shining solution, and all it would take to implement is going back and rewriting three chapters at the beginning … again."
  • "A modified version of this “easy to use and easy to carry” defense implement is the Red-Pepper spray that gives you that extra bite we earlier referred to as a “sabre-tooth” sting!"
  • "Here, the unremarkable man paused; he lifted some ancient implement from a pile of rusted bric-a-brac."