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  Definition of imperative
  1. some duty that is essential and urgent
  2. a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener''s behavior
  3. requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
  4. relating to verbs in the imperative mood
Similar Words: imperative mood, jussive mood

 

See Also: assertive

 

Pertainyms: imperative mood, jussive mood

 

Anagrams: permeative

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: gebiedende wijs   Finnish: imperatiivi  
French: impératif   German: Imperativ  
Hungarian: felszólító mód   Icelandic: boðháttur  
Italian: imperativo   Latin: imperativus  
Polish: imperatyw   Russian: повелительное наклонение  
Slovene: velelnik   Spanish: imperativo  
Swedish: imperativ  
 
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