compound imperative

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Noun[edit]

compound imperative (plural compound imperatives)

  1. (grammar) Two or more imperative clauses joined in a single sentence
    e.g. speak now or forever hold your peace
  2. (grammar, in some languages) A word constructed from the imperative of a verb plus one or more pronouns
    e.g. (in Italian) portiamoglieli - let's take them to him