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Definitions of demand

  1. 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"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. summon to court Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. lay legal claim to Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To call into court; to summon. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To make a demand; to inquire. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Earnest inquiry; question; query. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A thing or amount claimed to be due. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To claim; to exact; to question; summon; require. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To inquire by authority. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Authoritative claim; an imperative request; the state of being sought after; as, coal is in great demand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To claim: to ask earnestly or authoritatively: to call for: to question. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. The asking for what is due: an asking for with authority: a claim: earnest inquiry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. A calling-for; claim; question. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To call for; ask; claim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To claim as due; insist upon; need; require; make claim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The act of demanding, or that which is demanded; requirement; claim; need. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To claim or seek as due by right; to ask by authority; to require; to ask; to question; to sue for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to require or ask, as a price; to question as by virtue of a right; in law, to prosecute in a real action. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. An asking with authority; a challenging as due; the requiring of a price for goods; the desire to possess. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. d[=e]-mand', v.t. to claim: to ask earnestly or authoritatively: to call for: to question.--n. the asking for what is due: an asking for with authority: a claim: earnest inquiry.--adj. DEMAND'ABLE, that may be demanded.--n. DEMAND'ANT, one who demands: a plaintiff:--fem. DEMAND'RESS.--IN GREAT DEMAND, much sought after. [Fr.,--Low L. demand[=a]re, to demand--L. de, from, and mand[=a]re, to put into one's charge.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Request made as of right or peremptorily, thing so asked, (payable on d., as soon as the d. is made); call of would-be purchasers for commodity (laws of supply and d. in Polish Econ.; in d., sought after); urgent claim (many dd. on my time). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Ask for (thing) as right or peremptorily or urgently (of or from person; obj. a noun, infin., or that-clause); require, need, (piety demands it; task demands skill); ask to be, insist on being, told (d. one\'s business, what he wants). Hence or cogn. demandable a., demandant n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. n. Act of demanding; requisition; exaction;—earnest inquiry; question; query;—that which may be claimed; rightful claim; due;—the asking of a price for goods; or the price asked;—the desire to purchase, as goods, or the degree in which they are desired; great request. Cabinet Dictionary
  41. A claim, a challenging; a question, an interrogation; a calling for a thing in order to purchase it; in law, the asking of what is due. Complete Dictionary

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