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British English: /ɪmˈpɛrətɪv/
American English: /əmˈpɛrədɪv/

Translation of imperative in French:


  • 1 (priority) the first imperative is to do
    l'impératif numéro un est de faire


  • (need)
    it is imperative that she write
    il est impératif qu'elle écrive
    it is imperative to act
    il est impératif que nous agissions

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