implement may apply to anything necessary to perform a task.
crude stone implements
tool suggests an implement adapted to facilitate a definite kind or stage of work and suggests the need of skill more strongly than implement.
a carpenter's tools
instrument suggests a device capable of delicate or precise work.
the dentist's instruments
appliance refers to a tool or instrument utilizing a power source and suggests portability or temporary attachment.
utensil applies to a device used in domestic work or some routine unskilled activity.
Examples of appliance in a Sentence
All household appliances are now on sale.
since the invention of the cork, all manner of appliances have been invented for the extraction of these sometimes troublesome stoppers
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