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im·per·a·tive
/əmˈperədiv/
adjective
adjective: imperative
  1. 1.
    of vital importance; crucial.
    "immediate action was imperative"
    Similar:
    vitally important
    of vital importance
    all-important
    vital
    crucial
    critical
    essential
    of the essence
    a matter of life and death
    of great consequence
    necessary
    indispensable
    exigent
    pressing
    urgent
    required
    compulsory
    mandatory
    obligatory
    Opposite:
    unimportant
    optional
  2. 2.
    giving an authoritative command; peremptory.
    "the bell pealed again, a final imperative call"
    Similar:
    peremptory
    commanding
    imperious
    authoritative
    masterful
    lordly
    magisterial
    autocratic
    dictatorial
    domineering
    overbearing
    assertive
    firm
    insistent
    bossy
    high-handed
    overweening
    Opposite:
    submissive
noun
noun: imperative; plural noun: imperatives
  1. 1.
    an essential or urgent thing.
    "free movement of labor was an economic imperative"
  2. 2.
    Grammar
    a verb or phrase in the imperative mood.
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