The IMF has said, in its measured language, that solving these problems is “imperative.”
What makes binding arbitration so effective is the imperative that both sides must agree up front to support the outcome.
On the imperative of a public option, Obama did not fully satisfy.
And it is imperative that the U.S. not respond to events recklessly.
It is imperative our voices continue to be raised pushing through all obstacles telling us otherwise.
Man's nature makes it imperative for him to be interested in something.
Roland was lingering unwillingly, detained by Burnham's imperative hand.
This silken sheet with gold fringe is imperative for all communications to the queen.
But when he would have followed her, Dilly laid a light but imperative hand on his arm.
Now she had some one to talk to, to release the gentlemen from the imperative claims of politeness.
mid-15c., in grammar; later "something imperative" (c.1600), from Old French imperatif and directly from Late Latin imperativus (see imperative (adj.)).
A grammatical category describing verbs that command or request: “Leave town by tonight”; “Please hand me the spoon.”