Synonyms of imperative


1. imperative mood, imperative, jussive mood, imperative form, mood, mode, modality

usage: a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior

2. imperative, duty, responsibility, obligation

usage: some duty that is essential and urgent


1. imperative (vs. beseeching), adjuratory, clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant, peremptory, desperate, pressing, urgent, strident, shrill, assertive#1, self-asserting#1, self-assertive

usage: requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"

2. imperative

usage: relating to verbs in the imperative mood

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Definition and meaning of imperative (Dictionary)