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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
imperative /im'perətiv/
  • tính từ
    • cấp bách, khẩn thiết
      • an imperative need: một nhu cầu cấp bách
    • bắt buộc, cưỡng bách, cưỡng chế
      • imperative orders: mệnh lệnh có tính chất bắt buộc
    • có tính chất sai khiến, có tính chất mệnh lệnh
      • an imperative gesture: một cử chỉ có tính chất mệnh lệnh
    • (ngôn ngữ học) mệnh lệnh
      • the imperative mood: lối mệnh lệnh
  • danh từ
    • mệnh lệnh
    • điều đòi hỏi phải chú ý, điều đòi hỏi phải hành động; sự bắt buộc
    • nhu cầu
    • (ngôn ngữ học) lối mệnh lệnh; động tà ở lối mệnh lệnh
Concise Dictionary
+a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
+some duty that is essential and urgent
+requiring attention or action
+relating to verbs in the imperative mood

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 mandatory, compulsory, necessary, required, requisite, demanded, obligatory, indispensable, essential, crucial, vital, urgent, pressing, exigent:
It is imperative that we catch the 5.04 to London.
2 imperious, commanding, authoritarian, overbearing, peremptory, autocratic, domineering, magisterial, lordly, arbitrary, dictatorial, dogmatic, tyrannical, despotic, Colloq bossy:
We were all shaken into obedience by her imperative tone.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun
+ adjective
1 [not usually before noun] ~ (that ...)
~ (to do sth) (formal) very important and needing immediate attention or action
Synonym: VITAL
It is absolutely imperative that we finish by next week. + It is imperative for your recovery to continue the treatment for at least two months.
2 (formal) expressing authority: an imperative tone
3 [only before noun] (grammar) expressing an order: an imperative sentence
+ noun
1 (formal) a thing that is very important and needs immediate attention or action: the economic imperative of quality education for all
2 (grammar) the form of a verb that expresses an order; a verb in this form: In 'Go away!' the verb is in the imperative. + 'Go away!' is an imperative.
Collocation Dictionary


be, seem | become | remain
It remains imperative that all sides should be involved in the talks.
| make sth
The collapse of the wall made it imperative to keep the water out by some other means.
| consider sth
We consider it absolutely imperative to start work immediately.



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