imperative

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1 imperative /ɪmˈperətɪv/ adjective
1 imperative
/ɪmˈperətɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of IMPERATIVE
[more imperative; most imperative] formal : very important
grammar : having the form that expresses a command rather than a statement or a question
compare declarative, indicative, interrogative, subjunctive
formal : expressing a command in a forceful and confident way
2 imperative /ɪmˈperətɪv/ noun
plural imperatives
2 imperative
/ɪmˈperətɪv/
noun
plural imperatives
Learner's definition of IMPERATIVE
[count] formal : a command, rule, duty, etc., that is very important or necessary
grammar
the imperative : the form that a verb or sentence has when it is expressing a command
[count] : an imperative verb or sentence
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