Verb: demand di'mãnd
Noun: demand di'mãnd
- Request urgently and forcefully
"The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"
- Must previously have happened or existed, happen or be in place during (in order for stated thing to be happening or be the case)
"This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice";
- necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for
- Claim as due or just
"The bank demanded payment of the loan";
- Lay legal claim to
- Summon to court
- Ask to be informed of
"I demand an explanation"
- An urgent or peremptory request
"his demands for attention were unceasing"
- The ability and desire to purchase goods and services
"the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"
- Required activity
"there were many demands on his time";
- The act of demanding
"the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
- A condition requiring relief
"there is a demand for jobs";
Derived forms: demanded, demands, demanding
Type of: activity, bespeak, call for, cite, claim, condition, duty, economic process, obligation, petition, postulation, quest, request, responsibility, status, summon, summons