imperative mood, imperative, jussive mood, imperative form(noun)
a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
some duty that is essential and urgent
requiring attention or action
"as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
relating to verbs in the imperative mood
The grammatical mood expressing an order (see jussive). In English, the imperative form of a verb is the same as that of the bare infinitive.
The verbs in sentences like "Do it!" and "Say what you like!" are in the imperative.
A verb in imperative mood.
An essential action, a must: something which is imperative.
Visiting Berlin is an imperative.
It is imperative that you come here right now.
Having a semantics that incorporates mutable variables.
Origin: From imperativus.
expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders
not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order
expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood
the imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood
Origin: [L. imperativus, fr. imperare to command; pref. im- in + parare to make ready, prepare: cf. F. impratif. See Perade, and cf. Empire.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-per′a-tiv, adj. expressive of command: authoritative: peremptory: obligatory.—adv. Imper′atively.—Imperative mood, the form of a verb expressing command or advice; Categorical imperative (see under Category). [L. imperativus—imperāre, to command—in, in, parāre, to prepare.]
The numerical value of imperative in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of imperative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of imperative in a Sentence
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
It's imperative that these elections happen on time as scheduled.
It is imperative that we find a way to accelerate the permitting of the project.
Technology-based innovation is imperative for success in a competitive business environment.
It is imperative for the patient’s medical team to communicate and make a well-informed plan.
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Translations for imperative
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- أساسي أو ضروريArabic
- unverzichtbar, wesentlich, essentiell, essenziell, Muss, notwendigGerman
- välttämätön, imperatiivinen, käskeväFinnish
- impératif, indispensable, essentielFrench
- àithneachScottish Gaelic
- mikilvægur, nauðsynIcelandic
- necessario, imperativo, necessariaItalian
- necessum, opus, necessus, necessitas, imperativeLatin
- must, noodzakelijkDutch
- обязательный, повелительный, императивRussian
- mecburi, zorunluluk, mecburiyet, zorunluTurkish
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