The Correct spelling is: imperative

Common misspellings of the word imperative are:

How do you spell imperative?. It is not imperitive

  • adj.
    1. Expressing a command or plea; peremptory: requests that grew more and more imperative.
    2. Having the power or authority to command or control.
    3. Grammar. Of, relating to, or constituting the mood that expresses a command or request.
    4. Impossible to deter or evade; pressing: imperative needs. See synonyms at urgent.
      1. A command; an order.
      2. An obligation; a duty: social imperatives.
    1. A rule, principle, or instinct that compels a certain behavior: a people driven to aggression by territorial imperatives.
    2. Grammar.
      1. The imperative mood.
      2. A verb form of the imperative mood.

    [Middle English imperatif, relating to the imperative mood, from Old French, from Late Latin imperātīvus, from Latin imperātus, past participle of imperāre, to command. See emperor.]

    imperatively im·per'a·tive·ly adv.
    imperativeness im·per'a·tive·ness n.

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