Imperative vs. Responsibility

Imperative vs. Responsibility — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Imperative and Responsibility

Imperativeadjective

Necessary or urgent

"It is imperative that we continue to move with speed to make housing more affordable" (Timothy Geithner).

Responsibilitynoun

The state, quality, or fact of being responsible.

Imperativeadjective

Expressing a command or plea; peremptory

requests that grew more and more imperative.

Responsibilitynoun

A duty or obligation that one is responsible for.

Imperativeadjective

(Grammar) Of, relating to, or constituting the mood that expresses a command or request.

Responsibilitynoun

An expense, debt, or financial burden that one must pay.

Imperativenoun

A rule, principle, or need that requires or compels certain action

"the internal tension in [military] doctrine, between the desire to prescribe a common way of fighting and the imperative of adjusting particular military actions to circumstances" (Eliot A. Cohen).

Responsibilitynoun

The amount of such expense, debt, or financial burden.

Imperativenoun

A command; an order.

Responsibilitynoun

The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

Responsibility is a heavy burden.

Imperativenoun

The imperative mood.

Responsibilitynoun

A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world - Harry S. Truman

Imperativenoun

A verb form of the imperative mood.

Responsibilitynoun

(military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success.

Imperativeadjective

Essential; crucial; extremely important.

That you come here right now is imperative.

Responsibilitynoun

(military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual.

Imperativeadjective

(grammar) Of, or relating to the imperative mood.

Responsibilitynoun

the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force;

we must instill a sense of duty in our childrenevery right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty

Imperativeadjective

(computing theory) Having semantics that incorporates mutable variables.

Responsibilitynoun

the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

it was his province to take care of himself

Imperativeadjective

Expressing a command; authoritatively or absolutely directive.

imperative orders

Responsibilitynoun

a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct;

he holds a position of great responsibility

Imperativenoun

The grammatical mood expressing an order (see jussive). In English, the imperative form of a verb is the same as that of the bare infinitive.

The verbs in sentences like "Do it!" and "Say what you like!" are in the imperative.

Imperativenoun

A verb in imperative mood.

Imperativenoun

(countable) An essential action, a must: something which is imperative.

Visiting Berlin is an imperative.

Imperativenoun

a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior

Imperativenoun

some duty that is essential and urgent

Imperativeadjective

requiring attention or action;

as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperativerequests that grew more and more imperative

Imperativeadjective

relating to verbs in the imperative mood