Definition of Imperative mood

1. Noun. A mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior.

Exact synonyms: Imperative, Imperative Form, Jussive Mood
Generic synonyms: Modality, Mode, Mood



Definition of Imperative mood

1. Noun. (grammar) The grammatical mood expressing an order (see jussive). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imperative Mood

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imperative mood (current term)
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imperceivableness
imperceived

Literary usage of Imperative mood

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1. The Mother Tongue by Sarah Louise Arnold, George Lyman Kittredge, John Hays Gardiner (1901)
"imperative mood. 483. An Imperative Sentence expresses a command or an entreaty in the second person. Come here. Go to your mother. Love your enemies. ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"Fortassis (rare; construed like fortasse) and fortasse an (very rare; construed with the subjunctive) are also found. imperative mood 448. ..."

3. A Grammar of the Latin Language for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Ethan Allen Andrews, Solomon Stoddard, Henry Preble (1888)
"The imperative mood is used to express directly commands, requests, and advice. Thus: — Hue ades, come here (Verg., Eel., 2, 45). ..."

4. Syntax of the French Verb by Edward Cooke Armstrong, De La Warr Benjamin Easter (1909)
"imperative mood 48. The imperative mood indicates that the activity denoted by the verb is the will of the speaker. Va te coucher, mon enfant Go to bed, ..."

5. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"Such as it is, under the restrictions above brought to view, the form of speech brought to view under its trivial name, the imperative mood, may be termed ..."

6. A Treatise on the Grammar of New Testament Greek: Regarded as a Sure Basis by Georg Benedikt Winer, ( (1882)
"THE imperative mood. pression was considered milder than the imperative.1 In Hebrew, however, it has established itself in the decisive language of ..."

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