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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Implement  \Im"ple*ment\,  n.  [LL.  implementum  accomplishment,  fr 
  L.  implere,  impletum  to  fill  up  finish,  complete;  pref.  im- 
  in  +  plere  to  fill.  The  word  was  perh.  confuse  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,  toll,  or  utensil,  as  supplying  a  requisite  to  an 
  end  as  the  implements  of  trade  of  husbandry,  or  of  war. 
 
  Genius  must  have  talent  as  its  complement  and 
  implement.  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Implement  \Im"ple*ment\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  accomplish;  to  fulfill.  [R.] 
 
  Revenge  .  .  .  executed  and  implemented  by  the  hand 
  of  Vanbeest  Brown.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  provide  with  an  implement  or  implements;  to  cause  to  be 
  fulfilled,  satisfied,  or  carried  out  by  means  of  an 
  implement  or  implements. 
 
  The  chief  mechanical  requisites  of  the  barometer  are 
  implemented  in  such  an  instrument  as  the  following. 
  --Nichol. 
 
  3.  (Scots  Law)  To  fulfill  or  perform,  as  a  contract  or  an 
  engagement. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  implement 
  n  :  a  piece  of  equipment  or  tool  used  to  effect  an  end 
  v  1:  make  use  of  "implement  a  procedure"  [syn:  {apply},  {utilize}] 
  2:  ensure  observance  of  laws  and  rules  "Apply  the  rules  to 
  everyone";  [syn:  {enforce},  {apply}]  [ant:  {exempt}] 
  3:  pursue  to  a  conclusion;  "Did  he  go  through  with  the 
  treatment?"  [syn:  {follow  through},  {carry  out},  {put 
  through},  {go  through}] 




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