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synonyms for imperatives

  • authorization
  • command
  • decree
  • directive
  • injunction
  • instruction
  • sanction
  • behest
  • bidding
  • charge
  • commission
  • dictate
  • edict
  • fiat
  • go ahead
  • imperative
  • okay
  • precept
  • warrant
  • word
  • blank check
  • carte blanche
  • green light
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antonyms for imperatives

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  • breach
  • break
  • denial
  • question
  • refusal
  • request
  • veto
    • auxiliary
    • extra
    • trivia
    • desire
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      How to use imperatives in a sentence

      We affect a tremendous and cultivated shyness and delicacy about imperatives of the most arbitrary appearance.
      THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
      The child never put this particular record into his list of imperatives, but he was reconciled to it.
      THE BOY GREW OLDERHEYWOOD BROUN
      This word therefore is the blending or corruption of bot and beut, the Imperatives of two Saxon verbs, botan and beutan.
      DISSERTATION ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGENOAH WEBSTER, JR.
      Would those whom such conclusions repelled be content to oppose to nature's imperatives only the protests of the heart?
      EVOLUTION IN MODERN THOUGHTERNST HAECKEL
      I refer to the high and passionate imperatives of the heroic, desperate, treasonable heart of man.
      THE COMPLEX VISIONJOHN COWPER POWYS
      He alone who has fully mastered the breathless state 12-16 is freed from cosmic imperatives.
      AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGIPARAMHANSA YOGANANDA
      But short of this there is room for an infinite variety of "categorical imperatives."
      THE COMPLEX VISIONJOHN COWPER POWYS
      It is demonstrated that they are both the imperatives of old verbs.
      DISSERTATION ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGENOAH WEBSTER, JR.
      The former case appears chiefly in connection with the moral imperatives.
      INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
      He was afraid of the great imperatives that he knew would at once take hold of his life.
      SOUL OF A BISHOPH. G. WELLS
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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