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Adjective imperative has 2 senses
  1. imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
    beseeching, adjuratory, appealing, imploring, importunate, pleading, mendicant, petitionary, precatory, precative, suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory
  2. imperative - relating to verbs in the imperative mood
Noun imperative has 2 senses
  1. imperative mood, imperative, jussive mood - a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
    --1 is a kind of mood, mode, modality
  2. imperative - some duty that is essential and urgent
    --2 is a kind of
    duty, responsibility, obligation
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