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imperative in Grammar topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimperativeim‧per‧a‧tive1 /ɪmˈperətɪv/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 IMMEDIATELYextremely important and needing to be done or dealt with immediately 🔊 It is imperative that politicians should be good communicators.it is imperative (for somebody) to do something 🔊 It is imperative to meet face to face with the client.2 technicalSLG an imperative verb is one that expresses an order, such as ‘stand up’imperatively adverb
Examples from the Corpus
imperativeTo exceed the limitations of the lens became imperative.When the writing begins, it is imperative that relevant research should be summarized.It was imperative that she should reach Dana before he did.It is imperative that we begin to end this harmful system of separation.We're expanding rapidly, and it's imperative that we function with more efficiency.But, for the reason just given, it is hardly imperative that we should.It is imperative that young and middle-aged adults confront their own and each other's ageism.He remains convinced that it is imperative to work hard on his swing.it is imperative (for somebody) to do somethingIt is even more imperative to keep good records.She knows that it is imperative for her to leave at once.