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Burning vs. Imperative — What's the Difference?

Burning vs. Imperative — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Burning and Imperative

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Burning

Marked by flames or intense heat
A burning sun.
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Imperative

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

Characterized by intense emotion; passionate
A burning desire for justice.
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Imperative

Expressing a command or plea; peremptory
Requests that grew more and more imperative.
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Burning

Of immediate import; urgent
"the issues that seem so burning in Washington" (John F. Kennedy).
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Imperative

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

Present participle of burn
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Imperative

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).
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Burning

So hot as to seem to burn (something).
The burning sun
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Imperative

A command; an order.
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Burning

Feeling very hot.
Burning skin
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Imperative

The imperative mood.
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Burning

Feeling great passion.
Her burning heart
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Imperative

A verb form of the imperative mood.
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Burning

Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful.
Burning zeal
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Imperative

Essential; crucial; extremely important.
That you come here right now is imperative.
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Burning

Being keenly discussed.
A burning question; a burning issue
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Imperative

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

On fire.
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Imperative

(computing theory) Having semantics that incorporates mutable variables.
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Burning

The act by which something burns or is burned.
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Imperative

Expressing a command; authoritatively or absolutely directive.
Imperative orders
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Burning

A fire.
The burnings continued all day.
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Imperative

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.
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Burning

(cryptocurrency) purposefully remove certain number of coins in circulation, by sending it to a public address where the private keys cannot be obtained (called burn address, eater address or black hole), usually should be available on the blockchain for anyone to review such a transaction. It’s a one-way address with no ability to reverse the transaction or withdraw the coins. For all practical purposes, the asset no longer exists (it has been “burned”). The act of burning effectively removes tokens from the available supply.
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Imperative

A verb in imperative mood.
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Burning

A fiery pain.
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Imperative

(countable) An essential action, a must: something which is imperative.
Visiting Berlin is an imperative.
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Burning

That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.
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Imperative

Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
The suit of kings are imperative.
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Burning

Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal.
Like a young hound upon a burning scent.
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Imperative

Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
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Burning

The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated.
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Imperative

Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
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Burning

The act of burning something;
The burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance
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Imperative

The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.
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Burning

Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
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Imperative

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

A process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
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Imperative

Some duty that is essential and urgent
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Burning

Execution by electricity
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Imperative

Requiring attention or action;
As nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative
Requests that grew more and more imperative
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Burning

Execution by fire
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Imperative

Relating to verbs in the imperative mood
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Burning

Producing or having a painfully hot sensation;
Begged for water to soothe his burning throat
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Burning

Intensely hot;
A burning fever
The burning sand
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Burning

Characterized by intense emotion;
Ardent love
An ardent lover
A burning enthusiasm
A fervent desire to change society
A fervent admirer
Fiery oratory
An impassioned appeal
A torrid love affair
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Burning

Lighted up by or as by fire or flame;
Forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning
Even the car's tires were aflame
A night aflare with fireworks
Candles alight on the tables
Blazing logs in the fireplace
A burning cigarette
A flaming crackling fire
Houses on fire
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Burning

Of immediate import;
Burning issues of the day
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Burning

Consuming fuel; used in combination;
Coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves
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