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Definitions of demand

  1. the act of demanding; " the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
  2. an urgent or peremptory request; " his demands for attention were unceasing"
  3. the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; " the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; " the demand exceeded the supply"
  4. 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"
  5. claim as due or just; " The bank demanded payment of the loan"
  6. ask to be informed of; " I demand an explanation"
  7. summon to court
  8. lay legal claim to
  9. To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience.
  10. To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.
  11. To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.
  12. To call into court; to summon.
  13. To make a demand; to inquire.
  14. The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note payable on demand.
  15. Earnest inquiry; question; query.
  16. A diligent seeking or search; manifested want; desire to possess; request; as, a demand for certain goods; a person's company is in great demand.
  17. That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
  18. The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due.
  19. The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person.
  20. A thing or amount claimed to be due.
  21. To claim; to exact; to question; summon; require.
  22. To inquire by authority.
  23. Authoritative claim; an imperative request; the state of being sought after; as, coal is in great demand.
  24. To claim: to ask earnestly or authoritatively: to call for: to question.
  25. The asking for what is due: an asking for with authority: a claim: earnest inquiry.
  26. A calling- for; claim; question.
  27. To call for; ask; claim.
  28. To claim as due; insist upon; need; require; make claim.
  29. The act of demanding, or that which is demanded; requirement; claim; need.
  30. A claim by right; an asking with authority; a desire to possess; the price demanded; question asked; the asking or seeking for what is due, or claimed as due, either expressly, by words, or by implication, as by seizure of goods or entry into lands. Demand and supply, express the relations between consumption and production, or the desire for commodities and the supply of them, so that when the former is in excess prices rise, and when the latter prices fall.
  31. To claim or seek as due by right; to ask by authority; to require; to ask; to question; to sue for.
  32. An asking with authority; a challenging as due; the requiring of a price for goods; the desire to possess.
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Usage examples for demand

  1. I demand it of you by your oath. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  2. He was in demand now. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  3. Therefore I can demand your service. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  4. Then there was a demand for Primrose; one of her Sunday school children wanted her. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  5. Weak: I demand the release of the prisoners, in the first place. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  6. Soon he returned to demand Wilfrid's address. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  7. When the subject is considered, there are three questions which naturally demand reply. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  8. I demand what is mine by right. – The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  9. When he saw Pharaoh's demand, he smiled. – Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa
  10. I don't quarrel with my sister, and come back after some years to make it up just because I want to make a demand on her purse. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  11. After giving me a bad dinner, do you demand an explanation? – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  12. " Make your demand," said Mr. Worthington, " and I'll give you my answer." – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. I say I demand it! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  14. No attention was paid to the demand. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  15. It's a perfect mystery to me how you can demand such a thing of me. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  16. However, these things appear on demand. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
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