HyperDic: imperative

English > 4 senses of the word imperative:
ADJECTIVEallimperativerequiring attention or action
pertimperativerelating to verbs in the imperative mood
NOUNrelationimperative, imperative mood, jussive mood, imperative forma mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
actimperativesome duty that is essential and urgent
imperative > pronunciation
Soundsihmpeh'rahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > imperative: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrequiring attention or action.
Examples
  • "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"
  • "requests that grew more and more imperative"
NarroweradjuratoryContaining a solemn charge or command
clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instantdemanding attention
desperateshowing extreme / extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
peremptorynot allowing contradiction or refusal
pressing, urgentCompelling immediate action
strident, shrillsharply insistent on being heard
See alsoassertive, self-asserting, self-assertiveaggressively self-assured
Oppositebeseeching, pleading, imploringbegging
Spanishesencial, fundamental, imperativo, primordial
Catalanessencial, fonamental, imperatiu, primordial
Nounsimperativenessthe state of demanding notice or attention
Adverbsimperativelyin an imperative and commanding manner
English > imperative: 4 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningrelating to verbs in the imperative mood.
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Spanishimperativo
Nounsimperative mooda mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
English > imperative: 4 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior.
Synonymsimperative mood, jussive mood, imperative form
Broadermood, mode, modalityVerb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
Spanishimperativo, modo imperativo
English > imperative: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningSome duty that is essential and urgent.
Broaderduty, responsibility, obligationThe social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
Spanishimperativo
Catalanimperatiu

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