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Imperative meaning

imperative - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. relating to verbs in the imperative mood
  2. 2. Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
  3. 3. Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
  4. 4. Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
  5. 5. The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.
  6. 6. Expressing command; not to be avoided; as, an imperative necessity; in grammar, expressing command, entreaty, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
  7. 7. Something, as an act or word, that gives or expresses a command; the imperative mood.
  8. 8. Imperatively.
  9. 9. Commanding; authoritative; obligatory.

imperative - examples of usage

  1. He appeared to be one of those men to whom constant change was an imperative necessity. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. I remember once making the remark to the shipping master that the law should be imperative upon the men as well as upon the master or agent; and unless that is done I believe the system will never be other than it is. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. It was a soft, but imperative order. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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