"demand" in the noun sense
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"
3. requirement, demand
"the requirements of his work affected his health"
"there were many demands on his time"
the act of demanding
"the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
5. need, demand
a condition requiring relief
"she satisfied his need for affection"
"God has no need of men to accomplish His work"
"there is a demand for jobs"
"demand" in the verb sense
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. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
require as useful, just, or proper
"It takes nerve to do what she did"
"success usually requires hard work"
"This job asks a lot of patience and skill"
"This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"
"This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"
"This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
3. demand, exact
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"
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