- the imperative mood.
- a verb in this mood.
Origin of imperative
Synonyms for imperative
Examples from the Web for imperatively
Historical Examples of imperatively
We imperatively require a perception of, and a homage to beauty in our companions.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It existed in America and was imperatively demanded in Europe.Herbert Hoover
“We must not trust him or any of the others,” said Dirk imperatively.
"I wish to see you—I must speak with you, even if you have retired," she returned, imperatively.The Masked Bridal
Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
She let go his arm and imperatively pushed it from her, tossing her head.A Pair of Blue Eyes
- the imperative mood
- a verb in this mood
Word Origin for imperative
mid-15c., in grammar; later "something imperative" (c.1600), from Old French imperatif and directly from Late Latin imperativus (see imperative (adj.)).
A grammatical category describing verbs that command or request: “Leave town by tonight”; “Please hand me the spoon.”