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English noun: implement

1. implement (artifact) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

Broader (hypernym)instrumentality, instrumentation

Narrower (hyponym)bar, beater, branding iron, brush, buff, buffer, candlesnuffer, cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement, eraser, fire iron, fishgig, fizgig, flail, flyswat, flyswatter, gig, hook, iron, lance, leather strip, needle, oar, rod, sharpener, snuffer, spear, spike, sports implement, stick, stick, stirrer, strickle, swab, swatter, tool, tuning fork, utensil, writing implement

English verb: implement

1. implement (social) apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design

SamplesImplement a procedure.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

2. implement (social) ensure observance of laws and rules

SamplesApply the rules to everyone.

Synonymsapply, enforce

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compel, obligate, oblige

Narrower (hyponym)execute, execute, run

Antonymsexempt, relieve, free

3. implement (change) pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

SamplesDid he go through with the treatment?.
He implemented a new economic plan.
She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal.

Synonymscarry out, follow out, follow through, follow up, go through, put through

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)complete, finish

Narrower (hyponym)adhere

Verb groupaccomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill

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