- adj. 必要的，不可避免的；紧急的；命令的，专横的；势在必行的；[语]祈使的
- n. 必要的事；命令；需要；规则；[语]祈使语气
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1. empire， emperor => imperative.
- imperative: see empire
- imperative (adj.)
- 1520s, from Late Latin imperativus "pertaining to a command," from imperatus "commanded," past participle of imperare "to command, to requisition," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + parare "prepare" (see pare).
- imperative (n.)
- mid-15c., in grammar; later "something imperative" (c. 1600), from Old French imperatif and directly from Late Latin imperativus (see imperative (adj.)).
- 1. It was imperative that he act as naturally as possible.
- 2. It is absolutely imperative that we finish by next week.
- 3. Job creation has become an imperative for the government.
- 4. He always speaks in an imperative tone of voice.
- 5. The imperative mood is a kind of grammatical phenomenon.
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