Configure vs Implement - What's the difference?

configure | implement |

As verbs the difference between configure and implement

is that configure is while implement is to bring about; to put into practice.

As an adjective configure

is configured.

As a noun implement is

a tool or instrument for working with.




  • To set up or arrange something in such a way that it is ready for operation for a particular purpose, or to someone's particular liking
  • Derived terms

    * configurable


    Etymology 1

    From .


    (en noun)
  • A tool or instrument for working with.
  • They carried an assortment of gardening implements in the truck.
  • * 1900 , Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams'', ''Avon Books , (translated by James Strachey) pg. 234:
  • A man dreamt as follows: He saw two boys struggling—barrel-maker’s boys, to judge by the implements lying around.
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    From Scottish English or (etyl)


    (en verb)
  • to bring about; to put into practice
  • It’s a good thought, but it will be a difficult thing to implement .
  • to carry out; to do
  • Usage notes
    * Objects: plan, programme, strategy, policy, agreement, order, specification, etc.
    Derived terms
    * implementable * implementation * implementer