- the imperative mood.
- a verb in this mood.
Origin of imperative
OTHER WORDS FROM imperative
How to use imperative in a sentence
“It is imperative,” the prosecutors said in their statement, “that we use our discretion to decline to prosecute personal healthcare choices criminalized under such laws.”Barrett confirmation hearing day three: Barrett declines to say whether it’s wrong to separate migrant children from parents|Derek Hawkins, Seung Min Kim, Ann Marimow, Karoun Demirjian|October 14, 2020|Washington Post
Obstacles aside, reinvention is an imperative, for companies and individuals.Is BP really going ‘beyond petroleum’ this time around?|Adam Lashinsky|October 12, 2020|Fortune
We had quite a lot of latitude because they made D&I a business imperative.‘A lot of listening’: A Q&A with Conde Nast’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer, Yashica Olden|Max Willens|October 5, 2020|Digiday
So it was imperative as the pandemic broke out for Sam’s to help those customers weather a crisis that has been much harder on small business than large corporations.How Sam’s Club helped small businesses through COVID|Phil Wahba|October 1, 2020|Fortune
It’s an important milestone in a young person’s development, and having the right bike is imperative.
Not until it was repeated more loudly, and imperatively, did he turn to see Fortunio beckoning him.
But before they could move to do her bidding, Garnache's voice rang imperatively through the chamber.
He tapped the table imperatively, continuing with rising anger, and scowled in a way I had learned to take warning from.The Cruise of the Shining Light|Norman Duncan
"Fetch this child's hat and jacket," said the great man imperatively.Sue, A Little Heroine|L. T. Meade
Hence Dr. Jacob concludes that neither of the sacraments demand imperatively the administration of a minister.
British Dictionary definitions for imperative
- the imperative mood
- a verb in this mood
Derived forms of imperativeimperatively, adverbimperativeness, noun
Word Origin for imperative
Cultural definitions for imperative
A grammatical category describing verbs that command or request: “Leave town by tonight”; “Please hand me the spoon.”