|1.||[ noun ] an urgent or peremptory request|
"his demands for attention were unceasing"
|Related terms:||request insistence call ultimatum requisition wage_claim margin_call call challenge|
|2.||[ noun ] (economics) the ability and desire to purchase goods and services|
"the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips" "the demand exceeded the supply"
|Related terms:||supply economic_process consumption|
|3.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||request ask want clamor ask push dun|
|4.||[ verb ] require as useful, just, or proper|
|Synonyms:||require need take call_for necessitate involve ask postulate|
"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"
|Related terms:||obviate imply cost claim cry_out_for draw govern claim need requirement necessity necessity|
|5.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||condition lack necessity necessitate|
|6.||[ noun ] (sociology) required activity|
"the requirements of his work affected his health" "there were many demands on his time"
|Related terms:||duty necessitate|
|7.||[ noun ] the act of demanding|
"the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
|Related terms:||activity claim exaction|
|8.||[ verb ] (law) claim as due or just|
"The bank demanded payment of the loan"
|Related terms:||claim command call exaction|
|9.||[ verb ] (law) lay legal claim to|
|10.||[ verb ] (law) summon to court|
|11.||[ verb ] ask to be informed of|
: "I demand an explanation"