Definition of "imperatives" []

  • Extremely urgent or important; essential (adjective)
  • Peremptory or authoritative (adjective)
  • Denoting a mood of verbs used in giving orders, making requests, etc. In English the verb root without any inflections is the usual form, as for example leave in Leave me alone (adjective)
  • Something that is urgent or essential (noun)
  • An order or command (noun)
  • The imperative mood (noun)
  • A verb in this mood (noun)
  • Plural form of imperative. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "imperatives" in a sentence
  • "In any case, an ideology has a dynamism, a mad energy generated by commitment to an ideal for humankind, that persuades the ideologue that the highest of moral imperatives is to do whatever is necessary for the realization of that ideal, even if that means transcending the injunctions of truth in science and philosophy while maintaining the needed façade of truthful inquiry."
  • "The great tradition of political liberalism, as embodied by men like Roosevelt, the Kennedy brothers and current leaders like Russ Feingold and Chris Dodd, is based on the notion that, at times, only by government intervention can certain imperatives truly come to pass in our culture."
  • "Given that the country's short-term imperatives are rapid economic growth, social development, and the alleviation of poverty, given its acute need of global partners, and given its aspirations as a continental power, South Africa simply cannot afford an unworkable, West European-style liberal democratic agenda."
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