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Definition of Imperative


  1. Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
  2. Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
  3. Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
  4. The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.
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Imperative Translations

imperative in German is unbedingte, unbedingt, Befehlsform, zwingend
imperative in Italian is legante