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demand

de·mand

demand

 
 
pronunciation:
dih maend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: demand, demanded, demanding
definition 1: to request forcefully.
The local government demanded the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the region.She demanded to see the manager.He demanded that he be given an audience with the king.The supervisor demanded that the employee work overtime until he completed the task.I demand that you give me a full refund.
synonyms:
command
similar words:
adjure, ask, call, dictate, direct, insist, order, postulate, request, require, requisition, tell, urge, want
definition 2: to claim as a right.
They demanded their freedom.
synonyms:
claim, lay claim to
similar words:
ask, insist on, require, wish
definition 3: to need or require.
Babies demand a lot of attention.Some teachers demand more of their students than others.
synonyms:
call for, claim, need, require, want
similar words:
command, exact, importune, take
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a forceful request or command.
He always demands; he never just asks in a considerate manner.
similar words:
ask, command, dictate, direct, importune, order, require
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of requesting or commanding forcefully; order.
The coach's demand that the team work even harder was met with groans and heavy sighs.She grew tired of their constant demands.
synonyms:
bidding, command
similar words:
behest, charge, dictate, direction, exaction, order, request, requisition
definition 2: that which is demanded.
Equality and justice have lately become the demands of these oppressed people.
similar words:
call, claim, command, exaction, imposition, necessity, need, order, request, requirement, requisition, ultimatum
definition 3: the state of being requested or sought after.
She is in great demand as an entertainer.
similar words:
popularity, vogue
definition 4: a requirement; claim.
The demands of the job are tough but exciting for someone like her.It's been a challenge for him to keep up with the demands of his school work this year.
synonyms:
claim, requirement
similar words:
call, dictate, drain, necessity, requisition
definition 5: in economics, the desire of consumers for goods or services.
These are the laws of supply and demand.The product was invented ten years ago, but there was no great demand for it until recently.
similar words:
desire, market, need, want
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derivations: demandable (adj.), demander (n.)
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