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Definition 1: the act of demanding - [noun denoting act]

Samples where demand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money

(demand is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of demand ) act of demanding or levying by force or authority

"exaction of tribute" "exaction of various dues and fees"

(... is a kind of demand ) demand for something as rightful or due

"they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"

Definition 2: required activity - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where demand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the requirements of his work affected his health
  • there were many demands on his time

Synonyms for demand in the sense of this definition

(demand is a kind of ...) the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

"we must instill a sense of duty in our children" "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"

Definition 3: an urgent or peremptory request - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where demand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his demands for attention were unceasing

(demand is a kind of ...) a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

(... is a kind of demand ) a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

(... is a kind of demand ) a final peremptory demand

(... is a kind of demand ) continual and persistent demands

(... is a kind of demand ) a demand especially in the phrase

"the call of duty"

(... is a kind of demand ) the act of requiring; an authoritative request or demand, especially by a military or public authority that takes something over (usually temporarily) for military or public use

(... is a kind of demand ) a demand for a show of hands in a card game

"after two raises there was a call"

(... is a kind of demand ) a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement

(... is a kind of demand ) the wage demanded from management for workers by their union representatives

Definition 4: the ability and desire to purchase goods and services - [noun denoting process]

Samples where demand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
  • the demand exceeded the supply

(demand is a kind of ...) any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth

(... is a kind of demand ) (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing

"the consumption of energy has increased steadily"

Definition 5: a condition requiring relief - [noun denoting state]

Samples where demand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for demand in the sense of this definition

(demand is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of demand ) the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

"there is a serious lack of insight into the problem" "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions" "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

(... is a kind of demand ) the condition of being essential or indispensable

Definition 6: request urgently and forcefully - [verb of communication]

Samples where demand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(demand is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of demand ) wish or demand the presence of

"I want you here at noon!"

(... is a kind of demand ) consider obligatory; request and expect

"We require our secretary to be on time" "Aren't we asking too much of these children?" "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"

(... is a kind of demand ) make loud demands

"he clamored for justice and tolerance"

(... is a kind of demand ) persistently ask for overdue payment

"The grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone"

(... is a kind of demand ) require or ask for as a price or condition

"He is asking $200 for the table" "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"

Definition 7: claim as due or just - [verb of communication]

Samples where demand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bank demanded payment of the loan

Synonyms for demand in the sense of this definition

(demand is a kind of ...) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

"They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

(... is a kind of demand ) demand as one's due

"This speaker commands a high fee" "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"

(... is a kind of demand ) demand payment of (a loan)

"Call a loan"

Definition 8: summon to court - [verb of communication]

(demand is a kind of ...) call in an official matter, such as to attend court

(demand has a similar meaning as ...) lay legal claim to

Definition 9: ask to be informed of - [verb of communication]

Samples where demand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I demand an explanation

(demand is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

Definition 10: lay legal claim to - [verb of communication]

(demand is a kind of ...) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

"They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

(demand has a similar meaning as ...) summon to court

Definition 11: require as useful, just, or proper - [verb of stative]

Samples where demand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for demand in the sense of this definition

(demand has a similar meaning as ...) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

"the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"

(... is a kind of demand ) require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood

"most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"

(... is a kind of demand ) require a specified depth for floating

"This boat draws 70 inches"

(... is a kind of demand ) require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice

"This mistake cost him his job"

(... is a kind of demand ) need badly or desperately

"This question cries out for an answer"

(... is a kind of demand ) necessitate or exact

"the water shortage compels conservation"

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