1. sth that is absolutely necessary or required






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it's imperative to do sth

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The word 'imperative' can be used as an adjective or a noun. As an adjective, something 'imperative' is important, crucial or vital: "It was imperative that she took her medication at the same time each day."Similar in meaning to 'crucial' or 'intrinsic'. As a noun, it means an essential or urgent thing: "An imperative for us is our children's education." This word can be used in social and professional contexts, but it is more likely to be used in formal contexts.

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  1. It's imperative to revise before an exam.
  2. It is imperative for pilots to check the weather forecast before a flight.

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  1. An imperative of our work is to empower those who are differently-abled.
  2. It is imperative that all of our employees are trained in these cognitive biases.

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