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Verb: demand  di'mãnd
  1. 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"
  2. 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
  3. Claim as due or just
    "The bank demanded payment of the loan";
    - exact
  4. Lay legal claim to
  5. Summon to court
  6. Ask to be informed of
    "I demand an explanation"
Noun: demand  di'mãnd
  1. An urgent or peremptory request
    "his demands for attention were unceasing"
  2. The ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"
  3. Required activity
    "there were many demands on his time";
    - requirement
  4. The act of demanding
    "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
  5. A condition requiring relief
    "there is a demand for jobs";
    - need

Derived forms: demands, demanding, demanded

Type of: activity, ask for, bespeak, call for, cite, claim, condition, duty, economic process, obligation, petition, postulation, quest, request, responsibility, status, summon, summons

Antonym: supply

Encyclopedia: Demand, Thomas