Definitions For Imperative


  • Some duty that is essential and urgent
  • A mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior


  • Requiring attention or action
  • Relating to verbs in the imperative mood


  • A command, rule, duty, etc., that is very important or necessary
  • The form that a verb or sentence has when it is expressing a command
  • An imperative verb or sentence

Is Imperative a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

The word Imperative is worth 17 points in Scrabble and 20 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Imperative in a Sentence

  • “Eat your spinach!” is an imperative sentence.
  • “Help” in the sentence “Help me!” is an imperative verb.
  • A verb in the imperative mood
  • She considers it a moral imperative to help people in need.
  • “Eat your spinach!” is in the imperative.
  • “Go” and “buy” are imperatives in the sentence “Please go to the store and buy some milk.”

Antonyms for Imperative

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