Definitions of demand:
  • noun:   the act of demanding
    Example: "The kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
  • noun:   an urgent or peremptory request
    Example: "His demands for attention were unceasing"
  • noun:   the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    Example: "The automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"
  • noun:   required activity
    Example: "There were many demands on his time"
  • noun:   a condition requiring relief
    Example: "There is a demand for jobs"
  • verb:   request urgently and forcefully
    Example: "The victim's family is demanding compensation"
  • verb:   claim as due or just
    Example: "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
  • verb:   ask to be informed of
    Example: "I demand an explanation"
  • verb:   summon to court
  • verb:   lay legal claim to
  • verb:   require as useful, just, or proper
    Example: "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"

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