[im-per-uh-tiv] /ɪmˈpɛr ə tɪv/
absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable:
It is imperative that we leave.
of the nature of or expressing a command; commanding.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to the mood of the verb used in commands, requests, etc., as in Listen! Go!
Compare (def 2), (def 1).
something that demands attention or action; an unavoidable obligation or requirement; necessity:
It is an imperative that we help defend friendly nations.
an obligatory statement, principle, or the like.
extremely urgent or important; essential
peremptory or authoritative: an imperative tone of voice
(grammar) Also imperatival (ɪmˌpɛrəˈtaɪvəl). denoting a mood of verbs used in giving orders, making requests, etc. In English the verb root without any inflections is the usual form, as for example leave in Leave me alone
something that is urgent or essential
an order or command
1520s, from Late Latin imperativus “pertaining to a command,” from imperatus “commanded,” past participle of imperare “to command, to requisition,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in” (see in- (2)) + parare “prepare” (see pare).
mid-15c., in grammar; later “something imperative” (c.1600), from Old French imperatif and directly from Late Latin imperativus (see imperative (adj.)).
A grammatical category describing verbs that command or request: “Leave town by tonight”; “Please hand me the spoon.”
[noun im-pluh-muh nt; verb im-pluh-ment, -muh nt] /noun ˈɪm plə mənt; verb ˈɪm pləˌmɛnt, -mənt/ noun 1. any article used in some activity, especially an instrument, tool, or utensil: agricultural implements. 2. an article of equipment, as household furniture, clothing, ecclesiastical vestments, or the like. 3. a means; agent: human beings as an implement of […]
[non-im-pawr-tey-shuh n, -pohr-] /ˌnɒn ɪm pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-/ noun 1. failure or refusal to import.
[im-proov-muh nt] /ɪmˈpruv mənt/ noun 1. an act of or the state of being . 2. a change or addition by which a thing is . 3. a person or thing that represents an advance on another in excellence or achievement: The new landlord is a great improvement over his greedy predecessor. 4. a bringing […]
[im-pyoot] /ɪmˈpyut/ verb (used with object), imputed, imputing. 1. to attribute or ascribe: The children imputed magical powers to the old woman. 2. to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable), as to a person. 3. Law. to ascribe to or charge (a person) with an act or quality because of the conduct of another over whom […]