[noun im-pluh-muh nt; verb im-pluh-ment, -muh nt] /noun ˈɪm plə mənt; verb ˈɪm pləˌmɛnt, -mənt/
any article used in some activity, especially an instrument, tool, or utensil:
an article of equipment, as household furniture, clothing, ecclesiastical vestments, or the like.
a means; agent:
human beings as an implement of divine plan.
verb (used with object)
to fulfill; perform; carry out:
Once in office, he failed to implement his campaign promises.
to put into effect according to or by means of a definite plan or procedure.
to fill out or supplement.
to provide with implements.
a piece of equipment; tool or utensil: gardening implements
something used to achieve a purpose; agent
verb (transitive) (ˈɪmplɪˌmɛnt)
to carry out; put into action; perform: to implement a plan
(archaic) to complete, satisfy, or fulfil
mid-15c., from Late Latin implementem “a filling up” (as with provisions), from Latin implere “to fill,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + plere “to fill” (see pleio-). Sense of “tool” is 1530s, from notion of things provided to do work, that which “fills up” or “completes” a household (c.1500).
1806, originally chiefly in Scottish, where the noun was a legal term meaning “fulfillment,” from implement (n.). It led to the wretched formation implementation, first recorded 1913. Related: Implemented.
[non-im-pawr-tey-shuh n, -pohr-] /ˌnɒn ɪm pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-/ noun 1. failure or refusal to import.
[im-proov-muh nt] /ɪmˈpruv mənt/ noun 1. an act of or the state of being . 2. a change or addition by which a thing is . 3. a person or thing that represents an advance on another in excellence or achievement: The new landlord is a great improvement over his greedy predecessor. 4. a bringing […]
[im-pyoot] /ɪmˈpyut/ verb (used with object), imputed, imputing. 1. to attribute or ascribe: The children imputed magical powers to the old woman. 2. to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable), as to a person. 3. Law. to ascribe to or charge (a person) with an act or quality because of the conduct of another over whom […]
[in-sen-tiv] /ɪnˈsɛn tɪv/ noun 1. something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity. adjective 2. inciting, as to action; stimulating; provocative. /ɪnˈsɛntɪv/ noun 1. a motivating influence; stimulus 2. adjective 3. serving to incite to action n. early 15c., from Late Latin incentivum, noun […]