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Adjective
Extremely urgent or important, to the point of being impossible to do without
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“Physical fitness and mental strength are imperative for reaching the summit.”
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Required or commanded by authority
“It is imperative that you adhere to the terms of your employment.”
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Requiring immediate action
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“There is an imperative need for developing technology skills and financial acumen among the world's most vulnerable.”
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Giving an authoritative command
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“George was visited by the governor of the prison, who had received an imperative order for his removal.”
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Significant in importance or esteem
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Too powerful or convincing to be resisted
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Showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect
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Based on absolute truth
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An essential or urgent thing or action
“Many argue that free movement of labor is an economic imperative.”
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A moral, professional or legal duty
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“The government must recognize that it is their imperative to seek an exit from the crisis.”
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A command, signal or authorization to do something
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“He issued an urgent imperative to hurry, his tone laced with panic.”
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Moral principles that govern the conduct of a person or organization
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The grammatical mood expressing an order
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A requirement for something
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