- the imperative mood.
- a verb in this mood.
Origin of imperative
Examples from the Web for imperatively
She stopped rocking herself, and said imperatively, "Will you please put that back, Dr. Morrell?"Annie Kilburn|William Dean Howells
That vacuous content which engrosses the body after long indisposition, held her imperatively.A Mountain Woman and Others|(AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
It was imperatively necessary that Miss Baker should go up to town in a week or two.The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope
Such a standard is imperatively required: as these different elements are continually liable to conflict with each other.The Methods of Ethics|Henry Sidgwick
And books—and friends—that ought to be imperatively forbidden?Soul of a Bishop|H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for imperatively
- the imperative mood
- a verb in this mood
Derived Formsimperatively, adverbimperativeness, noun
Word Origin for imperative
Culture definitions for imperatively
A grammatical category describing verbs that command or request: “Leave town by tonight”; “Please hand me the spoon.”