imperative mood, imperative, jussive mood, imperative formnoun
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.
Etymology: From imperativus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Commanding; expressive of command.
Etymology: imperatif, Fr. imperativus, Latin.
The verb is formed in a different manner, to signify the intention of commanding, forbidding, allowing, disallowing, intreating; which likewise, from the principal use of it, is called the imperative mood. John Clarke, Latin Grammar.
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
Etymology: [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
The British government now has no democratic mandate to represent the views of the North in any future negotiations with the European Union and I do believe that there is a democratic imperative for a 'border poll' to be held, the implications for all of us on the island of Ireland are absolutely massive. This could have very profound implications for our economy (in Northern Ireland).
The White House, Speaker Pelosi and New York are discussing those and we believe that we must do this. We will do The White House because The White House's imperative to do The White House.
The key for this mission will be identifying samples so compelling that we can't afford to leave them, so it is imperative that missions have to go get them, we are selecting these for humanity, so we need to make sure they are the most exciting.
It is imperative that the UK Government finds a way to get aviation back on its feet.
It's imperative that we secure our borders, but 'build the wall' is a slogan divorced from reality.
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Translations for imperative
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- أساسي أو ضروريArabic
- unverzichtbar, essenziell, Muss, wesentlich, essentiell, notwendigGerman
- välttämätön, imperatiivinen, käskeväFinnish
- essentiel, indispensable, impératifFrench
- àithneachScottish Gaelic
- nauðsyn, mikilvægurIcelandic
- necessaria, imperativo, necessarioItalian
- necessus, opus, necessitas, necessum, imperativeLatin
- must, noodzakelijkDutch
- императив, повелительный, обязательныйRussian
- zorunluluk, zorunlu, mecburiyet, mecburiTurkish
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