Definitions for demand

Definitions for (noun) demand

Main entry: demand

Definition: the act of demanding

Usage: the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money

Main entry: requirement, demand

Definition: required activity

Usage: the requirements of his work affected his health; there were many demands on his time

Main entry: demand

Definition: an urgent or peremptory request

Usage: his demands for attention were unceasing

Main entry: demand

Definition: the ability and desire to purchase goods and services

Usage: the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips; the demand exceeded the supply

Main entry: need, demand

Definition: a condition requiring relief

Usage: she satisfied his need for affection; God has no need of men to accomplish His work; there is a demand for jobs

Definitions for (verb) demand

Main entry: demand

Definition: request urgently and forcefully

Usage: The victim's family is demanding compensation; The boss demanded that he be fired immediately; She demanded to see the manager

Main entry: demand, exact

Definition: claim as due or just

Usage: The bank demanded payment of the loan

Main entry: demand

Definition: ask to be informed of

Usage: I demand an explanation

Main entry: demand

Definition: summon to court

Main entry: demand

Definition: lay legal claim to

Main entry: take, necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

Definition: require as useful, just, or proper

Usage: 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

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