◄ Imperative ►

1. (a.) Expressing a command; mandatory; necessary\; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.

2. (a.) Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.

3. (a.) Expressive of command, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.

4. (n.) The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.

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