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im·ple·ment  audio  (mpl-mnt) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A tool or instrument used in doing work: a gardening implement. See Synonyms at tool.
  2. An article used to outfit or equip.
  3. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
im·ple·ment·ed, im·ple·ment·ing, im·ple·ments (-mnt)
  1. To put into practical effect; carry out: implement the new procedures.
  2. To supply with implements.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, supplementary payment, from Old French emplement, act of filling, from Late Latin implmentum, from Latin implre, to fill up : in-, intensive pref. ; see in-2 + plre, to fill; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
imple·men·tation  (-mn-tshn, -mn-) KEY (Noun), imple·menter or imple·mentor(Noun)


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