imperative
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imperative(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (necessary)
a. imprescindible
It is imperative that you protect the ambassador at all costs.Es imprescindible que protejan al embajador a cualquier precio.
b. fundamental
It is imperative that you meet these deadlines.Es fundamental que cumplan estos plazos.
c. imperioso
There is an imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions.Existe una necesidad imperiosa de diálogo entre diferentes creencias y religiones.
2. (authoritative)
a. imperioso
The king gave an imperative call to his army.El rey hizo una llamada imperiosa a su ejército.
b. imperativo
Her imperative tone told them not to question her.Su tono imperativo les dio una señal de que no debían cuestionarla.
3. (grammar)
a. imperativo
There are several imperative forms in Spanish.Hay varias formas imperativas en el español.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (grammar)
a. el imperativo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
"Hablen" is a plural imperative."Hablen" es un imperativo en plural.
5. (need)
a. el imperativo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Survival is a biological imperative.La supervivencia es un imperativo biológico.
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imperative
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el imperativo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (need)
a. imperioso(a), acuciante
it is imperative that he should comees imprescindible que venga
3. (tone)
a. imperativo(a) (grammar)
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imperative [ɪmˈperətɪv]
adjective
1 (essential) imprescindible; fundamental
it is imperative that he comes es imprescindible or fundamental que venga; it was imperative to destroy the bridge era fundamental destruir el puente
it is imperative to know what your rights are it became imperative to start rebuilding the city walls
an imperative need una necesidad imperiosa
2 (authoritative) [+manner, command] imperativo; imperioso
3 (Ling) imperativo
noun
1 (need, drive) imperativo (m)
any animal's first imperative is to survive el primer imperativo de cualquier animal es sobrevivir
a research programme driven by commercial imperatives Hamid had his own moral imperatives to pursue. ...the imperatives [of] national security ...there is a moral imperative [to help] the poor
2 (Ling) imperativo (m)
a verb in the imperative un verbo en (el) imperativo
modifier
imperative mood (n) (Ling) modo (m) imperativo
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