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Synonyms for imperative


1. imperative mood, imperative, jussive mood, 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, desperate, pressing, urgent, peremptory, 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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