how to pronounce imperative


how to improve pronunciation of imperative

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn about each sound.

press Play to play an example pronunciation of imperative.

video examples of imperative pronunciation

An example use of imperative in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but from a business imperative we just …”

meanings of imperative


  1. Having semantics that incorporates mutable variables.
  2. Expressing a command; authoritatively or absolutely directive.
  3. Of, or relating to the imperative mood.
  4. Essential; crucial; extremely important.


  1. The grammatical mood expressing an order (see jussive). In English, the imperative form of a verb is the same as that of the bare infinitive.
  2. A verb in imperative mood.
  3. An essential action, a must: something which is imperative.

words with pronunciation similar to imperative