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imperative / imprescindible
 
imperative   [ɪmˈperətɪv]
A. -adjective
1. (=essential)   imprescindible,   fundamental
·it is imperative that he comes
·es imprescindible or fundamental que venga
·it was imperative to destroy the bridge
·era fundamental destruir el puente
·an imperative [need]
·una necesidad imperiosa
2. (=authoritative)   [manner, command]   imperativo,   imperioso
3. (linguistics)   imperativo
B. -noun
1. formal usage
(=need, drive)   imperativo (m)
·any animal'noun first imperative is to survive
·el primer imperativo de cualquier animal es sobrevivir
2. (linguistics)   imperativo (m)
·a verb in [the] imperative
·un verbo en (el) imperativo
C. -compound
·imperative [mood]   -noun   (linguistics)   modo (m) imperativo
 
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