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imperative

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English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /ɪmˈpɛɹ.ə.tɪv/

Noun

Singular
imperative

Plural
s

imperative (s)
  1. (uncountable) (grammar) The grammatical mood expressing an order (see jussive). In English, the imperative form of a verb is the same form as that of its second person ("you") present tense.
    The verbs in sentences like "Do it!" and "Say what you like!" are in the imperative.
  2. (countable) An essential action, a must: something which is imperative.
    Visiting Berlin is an imperative.

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Adjective

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Positive
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  1. essential
    It is imperative that you come here right now.
  2. (computing theory) Having a semantics that incorporates mutable variables.

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Italian

Adjective

imperative pl.

  1. Feminine form of imperativo.

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