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    demand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word demand

    Definition
    (noun) an urgent or peremptory request
    Example Sentence
    • his demands for attention were unceasing
    Definition
    (noun) the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    Example Sentence
    • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
    • the demand exceeded the supply
    Definition
    (noun) required activity
    Synonyms : requirement
    Example Sentence
    • the requirements of his work affected his health
    • there were many demands on his time
    Definition
    (noun) the act of demanding
    Example Sentence
    • the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money
    Definition
    (noun) a condition requiring relief
    Synonyms : need
    Example Sentence
    • she satisfied his need for affection
    • God has no need of men to accomplish His work
    • there is a demand for jobs
    Definition
    (verb) request urgently and forcefully
    Example Sentence
    • The victim's family is demanding compensation
    • The boss demanded that he be fired immediately
    • She demanded to see the manager
    Definition
    (verb) require as useful, just, or proper
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) claim as due or just
    Synonyms : exact
    Example Sentence
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan
    Definition
    (verb) lay legal claim to Definition
    (verb) summon to court Definition
    (verb) ask to be informed of
    Example Sentence
    • I demand an explanation
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