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Definitions of imperative

  1. (grammar) relating to verbs in the imperative mood Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. some duty that is essential and urgent Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. relating to verbs in the imperative mood Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Expressing command; not to be avoided; as, an imperative necessity; in grammar, expressing command, entreaty, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Something, as an act or word, that gives or expresses a command; the imperative mood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Imperatively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Obligatory, involuntary, not controllable by the will. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Expressive of command: authoritative: obligatory. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Commanding; authoritative; obligatory. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Commanding; authoritative; peremptory; obligatory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. That which is imperative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. That mode of the verb which expresses command. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Imperativeness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Authoritatively commanding. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. That form of the verb which expresses command, exhortation, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Expressing or containing positive command or desire; positive; authoritative; in gram., the simple form of the verb which expresses command or exhortation, as go, eat, sing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Expressive of command, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood. dictgcide_fs
  24. 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--imper[=a]re, to command--in, in, par[=a]re, to prepare.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. (Gram.) expressing command; commanding, peremptory; urgent; obligatory: (n.) i. mood, whence imperatival a. Hence imperatively adv., imperativeness n. [late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. The mood of a verb which enjoins, orders, or exhorts-used principally in the second person. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. Commanding, expressive of command. Complete Dictionary

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