[noun] the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"
[noun] an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
[noun] 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" Synonyms:need
[noun] the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
[noun] required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time" Synonyms:requirement
[verb] 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"
[verb] 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" Synonyms:necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for
[verb] claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan" Synonyms:exact
[verb] lay legal claim to
[verb] summon to court
[verb] ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"