1. [Adjective]: relating to verbs in the imperative mood

2. [Adjective]: requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"

3. [Noun]: a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener''s behavior

4. [Noun]: some duty that is essential and urgent

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