- the imperative mood.
- a verb in this mood.
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Origin of imperative
OTHER WORDS FROM imperative
Example sentences from the Web for imperative
The need to improve mobile cold storage — a crucial link in the cold chain — had become imperative.The secret weapon for distributing a potential covid-19 vaccine|Joanna Radin|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Pricing your home correctly from the start is imperative to a successful sale.
Since shoppers aren’t able to touch, feel, taste or smell the products, it’s imperative that what’s displayed on the website gives them an in-person sense of what they can expect when they receive their order.4 ways to make your e-commerce experience engaging and bright|Sponsored Content: Cloudinary|October 27, 2020|Search Engine Land
By Chris Nguyen, executive vice president, marketing at NavigaDigital is no longer just a nice addition to a newspaper’s success, but an imperative.How artificial intelligence and machine learning power content-first newsrooms|Naviga Global|October 26, 2020|Digiday
The worlds of media, marketing, fashion, beauty and retail — long dependent on office environments and brick-and-mortar stores — faced an urgent imperative to adapt quickly.The Digiday Worklife Awards shortlist: Keeping collaboration and charity alive during an unprecedented year|Digiday Awards|October 20, 2020|Digiday
Both had been troubled and roused, and they were drawing together with the sharpness and imperativeness of uniting elements.The Game|Jack London
In it was all the imperativeness of reproof and command and all the solicitous insistence of love.Jerry of the Islands|Jack London
The very homeliness and obviousness of the duty causes us often to lose sight of its imperativeness and necessity.
If on that subject he had only exercised the imperativeness customary with him on others, all might have been revealed.A Pair of Blue Eyes|Thomas Hardy
I never forgave him any of his behavior after his imperativeness on that occasion.Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Compiled from Her Letters and Journals|Charles Edward Stowe
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.”