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  Definition of demand
  1. the act of demanding; "the kidnapper''s exorbitant demands for money"
  2. required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"
  3. an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
  4. the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
  8. ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"
  9. summon to court
  10. lay legal claim to
  11. 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";
Similar Words: requirement, need, exact, necessitate, ask, postulate, require, take, involve, call for

 

Hyponyms: exaction, claim, challenge, ultimatum, insistence, insisting, call, requisition, margin call, wage claim, pay claim, consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services, lack, deficiency, want, necessity, ask, require, expect, clamor, clamour, dun, command, call in, take, exact, govern, draw, cost, cry out for, cry for, imply, involve

 

Grouped Verbs: claim, take, exact

 

Derivational Morphology: exact, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, expect, want, demander, exaction, requirement, necessity, essential, requisite, necessary

 

Anagrams: damned, maenad, madden, demean, manned

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: التبرع   Danish: efterspørgsel  
Dutch: vraag   Finnish: kysyntä  
Hebrew: ביקוש   Korean: 수요  
Portuguese: demanda   Romanian: cerere  
Slovene: povpraševanje   Swedish: efterfrågan  
 
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