Learn how to say Imperatively correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word imperative:
1of vital importance; crucial:
immediate action was imperative
it is imperative that standards are maintained
2giving an authoritative command; peremptory:
the bell pealed again, a final imperative call
Grammar denoting the mood of a verb that expresses a command or exhortation, as in come here!.
1an essential or urgent thing:
free movement of labour was an economic imperative
a factor or influence making something necessary:
the biological imperatives which guide male and female behaviour
2 Grammar a verb or phrase in the imperative mood.
(the imperative) the imperative mood.
late Middle English (as a grammatical term): from late Latin imperativus (literally ‘specially ordered’, translating Greek prostatikē enklisis ‘imperative mood’), from imperare ‘to command’, from in- ‘towards’ + parare ‘make ready’
The imperative is the form of the verb used to make commands:
‘Go away!’ cried Mary.
It consists of the stem of the verb. Imperative clauses have a special form. They resemble a normal clause, but there is no subject. In effect the subject is you, but it is not stated:
‘(You) go away!’ cried Mary.