apply v. implement

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I cannot discern the uses of apply and implement. Would you help me get it?

Phrase 1: Implement a system.

What is the difference between these two?

1. [FONT=&quot]The government promised to implement a new system to control financial loan institutions.
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[FONT=&quot]The government promised to apply a new system to control financial loan institutions.

I think the difference is subtle or no difference.

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https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/implement

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The difference for me is that "apply a new system" in that sentence is not natural.
 

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And you usually can't apply a new system until you implement it, although I suppose the first application could be a test case for its implementation.
 

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Once the system has been implemented, it will apply to all financial institutions.
 

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Then can we say that implement is of course apply but also implies first use of what is implemented? So can we also say that implement=put into effect here?

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Then can we say that implement is of course apply but also implies first use of what is implemented? So can we also say that implement=put into effect here?
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To implement is to put (a decision plan, agreement) into effect.

www.dictionary.com

Use imply to mean suggest (something).
 
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