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imperative (adj) important and urgent.
It is imperative to make a building fireproof because if it is not done immediately, there is the danger of many lives being lost and a lot of property being damaged. The breaking out of an epidemic makes it imperative for us to take immediate steps to check it, because a number of lives may be lost in a very short time. When a river is in floods, it is imperative to move the people to areas of safety, that is, it is important to move them to safety urgently.
- It is imperative to tackle unemployment problem for the economic well-being of the nation. So long as unemployment persists, the nation cannot have economic progress.
- It is imperative that we complete the construction of the new building before the next week, because our contract for the tenancy in the present building ends by this weekend.