Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: imperative
IPA transcription: [,ɪmp'ɛɹətɪv]
Pronunciations of imperative
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: imperative
    Meaning: requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
Usage examples
  • The imperative duties of Idaho are as follows:
  • Yes, certainly she has; and for an imperative reason.
  • Thurston beat an imperative tattoo upon the door with the butt of his quirt, and shouted.
  • It was imperative to gain time so that the untouched portions of the army could form across the line of the Confederate advance.
  • Secondly, in the case of this categorical imperative or law of morality, the difficulty (of discerning its possibility) is a very profound one.
  • Whether this interest was private or otherwise, in any case the imperative must be conditional and could not by any means be capable of being a moral command.
  • There is therefore but one categorical imperative, namely, this: Act only on that maxim whereby thou canst at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
  • He understood that she was under certain obligations to Miss Calhoun and he wanted to be perfectly sure of his position before taking a step which now seemed imperative.
  • It is those that are called up throughout life by the imperative needs of the body--hunger, thirst, sexual desire--hence wish fulfillments in reaction to internal physical stimuli.
  • Accordingly the practical imperative will be as follows: So act as to treat humanity, whether in thine own person or in that of any other, in every case as an end withal, never as means only.
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