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imperative 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/imˈperətiv/,
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Of vital importance; crucial,
  1. Of vital importance; crucial
    • - immediate action was imperative
    • - it is imperative that standards be maintained
  2. Giving an authoritative command; peremptory
    • - the bell pealed again, a final imperative call
  3. Denoting the mood of a verb that expresses a command or exhortation, as in come here!

Noun
  1. An essential or urgent thing
    • - free movement of labor was an economic imperative
  2. A factor or influence making something necessary
    • - the change came about through a financial imperative
  3. A thing felt as an obligation
    • - the moral imperative of aiding Third World development
  4. A verb or phrase in the imperative mood

  5. The imperative mood


  1. imperative mood: a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
  2. requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
  3. relating to verbs in the imperative mood
  4. some duty that is essential and urgent
  5. (imperatively) in an imperative and commanding manner
  6. (imperativeness) the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
  7. (imperativeness) the quality of being insistent; "he pressed his demand with considerable instancy"
  8. The imperative mood (abbreviated) expresses direct commands or requests as a grammatical mood. These commands or requests tell the audience to act a certain way. It also may signal a prohibition, permission, or any other kind of exhortation.
  9. In computer science, imperative programming is a programming paradigm that describes computation in terms of statements that change a program state. ...
  10. The grammatical mood expressing an order (see jussive). In English, the imperative form of a verb is the same as that of the bare infinitive; A verb in imperative mood; An essential action, a must: something which is imperative; essential; Having a semantics that incorporates mutable variables
  11. A direct command or instruction that is not a request. It urges, pushes and possibly forces action, showing that action is essential and that the point being made is important.
  12. A term used to classify a type of sentence used to issue an order (e.g. 'Be quiet!', 'Don't say anything!'), and also to classify the type of verb-form used in an imperative sentence (e.g. be is an imperative verb-form in 'Be quiet!').
  13. A form of a verb used when giving instructions. For example: Come here. - Ven aquí.
  14. verb form expressing a request or an order.
  15. The name of a mood and its tense in which the verb is issued as a command or request
  16. a sentence that expresses a command or request.
  17. Used to express a wish, command or advice
  18. A modal category associated with the expressions of commands. Sometimes applied morphologically to the forms ¡canta!, ¡cantad! of Spanish because these forms are not used in any other function. ...
  19. the form of a verb used when giving orders and commands, which is the same as its base form; EG Come here … Take two tablets every four hours … Enjoy yourself.
  20. the formula of a command of reason; "all imperatives are expressed by an ought." (292.2)
  21. The form of a verb that gives an order or instruction, e.g. Turn to page 10.
  22. the command form of a verb or sentence.
  23. (impero, imperare: to order): gives a command
  24. (compare to: logical, procedural)