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de·mand

 (dĭ-mănd′)
v. de·mand·ed, de·mand·ing, de·mands
v.tr.
1. To ask for urgently or peremptorily: demand an investigation into the murder; demanding that he leave immediately; demanded to speak to the manager.
2. To claim as just or due: demand repayment of a loan.
3. To ask to be informed of: demanded an explanation for the interruption.
4. To require as useful, just, proper, or necessary; call for: a gem that demands a fine setting.
5. Law
a. To lay legal claim to; claim formally.
b. To ask that (something) be done in accordance with a legal requirement.
v.intr.
To make a demand.
n.
1. An act of demanding; an urgent request.
2. Something demanded: on strike until they get their demands.
3. An urgent requirement or need: the heavy demands of her job; the emotional demands of his marriage; an increased oxygen demand.
4. The state of being sought after: in great demand as a speaker.
5. Economics The desire for goods or services in an economy, measured as the amount people are ready to buy at a given price: Supply should rise to meet demand.
6. Law
a. A formal claim.
b. A request that some act be done or payment made in accordance with a legal requirement.
7. Archaic An emphatic question or inquiry.
Idiom:
on demand
1. When presented for payment: a note payable on demand.
2. When needed or asked for: fed the baby on demand.

[Middle English demanden, from Old French demander, to charge with doing, and from Medieval Latin dēmandāre, to demand, both from Latin, to entrust : dē-, de- + mandāre, to entrust; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

de·mand′a·ble adj.
de·mand′er n.

demand

(dɪˈmɑːnd)
vb (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
1. to request peremptorily or urgently
2. to require or need as just, urgent, etc: the situation demands attention.
3. to claim as a right; exact: his parents demanded obedience of him.
4. (Law) law to make a formal legal claim to (property, esp realty)
n
5. an urgent or peremptory requirement or request
6. something that requires special effort or sacrifice: a demand on one's time.
7. the act of demanding something or the thing demanded: the kidnappers' demand was a million pounds.
8. an insistent question or query
9. (Economics) economics
a. willingness and ability to purchase goods and services
b. the amount of a commodity that consumers are willing and able to purchase at a specified price. Compare supply19
10. (Law) law a formal legal claim, esp to real property
11. in demand sought after; popular
12. on demand as soon as requested: a draft payable on demand.
[C13: from Anglo-French demaunder, from Medieval Latin dēmandāre, from Latin: to commit to, from de- + mandāre to command, entrust; see mandate]
deˈmandable adj
deˈmander n

de•mand

(dɪˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd)

v.t.
1. to ask for with proper authority; claim as a right.
2. to ask for peremptorily or urgently: She demanded that we resign.
3. to call for or require as just, proper, or necessary: This task demands patience.
v.i.
4. to make a demand; inquire; ask.
n.
5. the act of demanding.
6. something that is demanded.
7. an urgent requirement.
8.
a. the desire and means to purchase goods.
b. the amount of goods purchased at a specific price.
9. the state of being wanted for purchase or use: an article in great demand.
10. Archaic. inquiry; question.
Idioms:
on demand,
a. upon request for or presentation of payment.
b. sanctioned by legal rights: abortion on demand.
[1250–1300; Middle English demaunden < Medieval Latin dēmandāre to demand, Latin: to entrust]
de•mand′a•ble, adj.
de•mand′er, n.

demand

Demand can be a noun or a verb.

1. used as a countable noun

A demand for something is a firm request for it.

There have been demands for better services.
2. used as an uncountable noun

Demand for a product or service is the amount of it that people want.

Demand for organic food rose by 10% last year.
3. used as a verb

If you demand something, you ask for it very forcefully.

They are demanding higher wages.
I demand to see a doctor.
She had been demanding that he visit her.

Be Careful!
When demand is a verb, don't use 'for' after it. Don't say, for example, 'They are demanding for higher wages'.

demand


Past participle: demanded
Gerund: demanding

Imperative
demand
demand
Present
I demand
you demand
he/she/it demands
we demand
you demand
they demand
Preterite
I demanded
you demanded
he/she/it demanded
we demanded
you demanded
they demanded
Present Continuous
I am demanding
you are demanding
he/she/it is demanding
we are demanding
you are demanding
they are demanding
Present Perfect
I have demanded
you have demanded
he/she/it has demanded
we have demanded
you have demanded
they have demanded
Past Continuous
I was demanding
you were demanding
he/she/it was demanding
we were demanding
you were demanding
they were demanding
Past Perfect
I had demanded
you had demanded
he/she/it had demanded
we had demanded
you had demanded
they had demanded
Future
I will demand
you will demand
he/she/it will demand
we will demand
you will demand
they will demand
Future Perfect
I will have demanded
you will have demanded
he/she/it will have demanded
we will have demanded
you will have demanded
they will have demanded
Future Continuous
I will be demanding
you will be demanding
he/she/it will be demanding
we will be demanding
you will be demanding
they will be demanding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been demanding
you have been demanding
he/she/it has been demanding
we have been demanding
you have been demanding
they have been demanding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been demanding
you will have been demanding
he/she/it will have been demanding
we will have been demanding
you will have been demanding
they will have been demanding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been demanding
you had been demanding
he/she/it had been demanding
we had been demanding
you had been demanding
they had been demanding
Conditional
I would demand
you would demand
he/she/it would demand
we would demand
you would demand
they would demand
Past Conditional
I would have demanded
you would have demanded
he/she/it would have demanded
we would have demanded
you would have demanded
they would have demanded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
petition, request, postulation - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
challenge - a demand by a sentry for a password or identification
ultimatum - a final peremptory demand
insistence, insisting - continual and persistent demands
call, claim - a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
requisition - 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
call - a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
margin call, call - a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
pay claim, wage claim - the wage demanded from management for workers by their union representatives
2.demand - the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"
economic consumption, use of goods and services, usance, consumption, use - (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
economic process - any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
supply - offering goods and services for sale
3.demand - required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"
duty, obligation, responsibility - 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"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
4.demand - the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
exaction - act of demanding or levying by force or authority; "exaction of tribute"; "exaction of various dues and fees"
claim - demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
5.demand - a condition requiring reliefdemand - 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"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
deficiency, lack, want - 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"
necessity - the condition of being essential or indispensable
Verb1.demand - 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"
want - wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
expect, require, ask - 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"
clamor, clamour - make loud demands; "he clamored for justice and tolerance"
dun - persistently ask for overdue payment; "The grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone"
ask - 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"
2.demand - 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 postulate a patient's consent"
exact, claim, take - 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"
govern - require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"
draw - require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
cost - require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job"
cry for, cry out for - need badly or desperately; "This question cries out for an answer"
compel - necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
3.demand - claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
command - demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
claim - ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
call in, call - demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"
4.demand - lay legal claim to
claim - ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
demand - summon to court
5.demand - summon to court
summon, summons, cite - call in an official matter, such as to attend court
demand - lay legal claim to
6.demand - ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"

demand

verb
1. request, ask (for), order, expect, claim, seek, call for, insist on, exact, appeal for, solicit She demanded an immediate apology.
2. challenge, ask, question, inquire 'What do you expect me to do about it?' she demanded.
3. require, take, want, need, involve, call for, entail, necessitate, cry out for The task demands much patience and hard work.
require give, provide, produce, supply, grant, contribute, yield, come up with, furnish
noun
1. request, order, charge, bidding He grew ever more fierce in his demands.
2. need, want, call, market, claim, requirement, necessity The demand for coal is down.
in demand sought after, needed, popular, favoured, requested, in favour, fashionable, well-liked, in vogue, like gold dust He was much in demand as a lecturer.

demand

verb
1. To ask for urgently or insistently:
Idiom: cry out for.
2. To assert one's right to:
Idiom: lay claim to.
3. To have as a need or prerequisite:
noun
1. The act of demanding:
2. Something asked for or needed:
exigence, exigency (often used in plural), need, want.
Translations
طَلَبطَلب عَلىطَلَب، أمْرمَطالِبيَحتاج، يَتَطَلَّب
poptávkapožadavekpožadovatvyžadovatnárok
krævekravlægge beslag påefterspørgselforlange
vaatimuskysyntävaatia
potražnjazahtijevati
kereslet
eftirspurnkrafakrefjastòarfnast
要求要求する
요구요구하다
paklausapareikalautipareikalavusreikalaujantis daug pastangų
pieprasījumspieprasītprasībaprasīt
cerere
zahtevazahtevatipovpraševanje
begärakrav
ความต้องการต้องการ
nhu cầuyêu cầu

demand

[dɪˈmɑːnd]
A. N
1. (= request) → petición f, solicitud f (for de) his demand for compensation was rejectedrechazaron su petición or solicitud de indemnización
on demanda libre disposición de todos, a petición
abortion on demandaborto m libre
by popular demanda petición del público
2. (= urgent claim) → exigencia f; (for payment) → aviso m, reclamación f (Pol, Ind) → reivindicación f
the demands of dutylas exigencias del deber
final demand (for payment of bill) → último aviso m
there are many demands on my timetengo muchas ocupaciones
it makes great demands on our resourcespone a prueba nuestros recursos
her children make great demands on her timesus hijos absorben gran parte de su tiempo
3. (Comm) → demanda f (for de) demand for coal is downha bajado la demanda de carbón
there is a demand forexiste demanda de
to be in great demand, be much in demandtener mucha demanda (fig) [person] → estar muy solicitado, ser muy popular
B. VT
1. (= insist on) → exigir; (= claim) → reclamar
I demanded to know whyinsistí en que me explicaran por qué
he demanded to see my passportinsistió en or exigió ver mi pasaporte
to demand thatinsistir en que
"who are you?" he demanded-¿quién es usted? -preguntó
to demand sth (from or of sb)exigir algo (a algn)
I demand an explanationexijo una explicación
I demand my rightsreclamo mis derechos
2. (= require) → exigir, requerir
the job demands careel trabajo exige or requiere cuidado
C. CPD demand bill Nletra f a la vista
demand curve Ncurva f de la demanda
demand draft Nletra f a la vista
demand management Ncontrol m de la demanda
demand note Npagaré m a la vista

demand

[dɪˈmɑːnd]
vt
(= ask for) → réclamer, exiger
to demand sth from sb → exiger qch de qn, réclamer qch à qn
(= require) → exiger, requérir
(= insist on) → exiger
to demand to do sth → exiger de faire qch
n
(= requirement) [job] → exigence f
demands on one's time
I have many demands on my time → Je suis très pris.
to make demands on sb → faire appel à qn
to make demands on sth
activities which will make demands on mind and body → des activités qui solliciteront les facultés mentales et physiques
Everyone makes demands on his time → Tout le monde demande de lui consacrer du temps.
(= call) → revendication f
demand for sth → revendication en faveur de qch
demands for better service → revendication en faveur d'un meilleur service
demand to do sth → revendication de faire qch
(for product, service)demande f
demand for → demande pour
on demand → à la demande
abortion on demand → interruption volontaire de grossesse sur demande, interruption volontaire de grossesse à la demande
to provide treatment on demand → fournir un traitement à la demande
to be in demand (= sought after) [thing, person] → être (très) demandé(e)

demand

vtverlangen, fordern (of, from von); (situation, task etc)erfordern, verlangen; timebeanspruchen; they demanded his resignationsie forderten seinen Rücktritt; he demanded moneyer wollte Geld haben; he demanded to know what had happeneder verlangte zu wissen, was passiert war; he demanded to see my passporter wollte meinen Pass sehen
n
(= firm request)Forderung f, → Verlangen nt(for nach); (= claim for better pay, of kidnapper etc)Forderung f(for nach); by popular demandauf allgemeinen Wunsch; to be available on demandauf Wunsch erhältlich sein; abortion on demandAbtreibung fauf Wunsch; to make demands on somebodyForderungen or Ansprüche an jdn stellen; he makes too many demands on my timeer nimmt mich zu sehr in Beschlag (inf); he makes too many demands on my pocketer liegt mir zu sehr auf der Tasche (inf)
no pl (Comm) → Nachfrage f; to create (a) demand for a productNachfrage für ein Produkt schaffen; there’s no demand for ites ist nicht gefragt, es besteht keine Nachfrage danach; to be in (great) demand (article, person)sehr gefragt sein

demand

:
demand bill
n (Fin) → Sichtwechsel m
demand deposit
n (Fin) → Sichteinlage f, → kurzfristige Einlage

demand

:
demand management
nSteuerung fder Nachfrage
demand note

demand

[dɪˈmɑːnd]
1. n
a. (request) demand (for) (help, money) → richiesta (di); (better pay) → richiesta (di), rivendicazione f (di)
by popular demand → a richiesta generale
on demand → a richiesta
I have many demands on my time → sono impegnatissimo
b. (Comm) demand (for)domanda (di)
to be in demand → essere richiesto/a
2. vt (ask for) to demand sth (from or of sb)pretendere qc (da qn), esigere qc (da qn); (need) → richiedere
to demand that → richiedere che + sub
I demand to see the manager → esigo di vedere il direttore

demand

(diˈmaːnd) verb
1. to ask or ask for firmly and sharply. I demanded an explanation.
2. to require or need. This demands careful thought.
noun
1. a request made so that it sounds like a command. They refused to meet the workers' demands for more money.
2. an urgent claim. The children make demands on my time.
3. willingness or desire to buy or obtain (certain goods etc); a need for (certain goods etc). There's no demand for books of this kind.
deˈmanding adjective
requiring a lot of effort, ability etc. a demanding job.
on demand
when asked for. I'm expected to supply meals on demand.

demand

طَلَب, يَطْلُبُ požadavek, požadovat kræve, krav fordern, Forderung απαίτηση, απαιτώ exigencia, exigir vaatia, vaatimus exigence, exiger potražnja, zahtijevati richiedere, richiesta 要求, 要求する 요구, 요구하다 eis, eisen etterspørsel, kreve żądanie, zażądać demandar, exigência, exigir требование, требовать begära, krav ความต้องการ, ต้องการ talep, talep etmek nhu cầu, yêu cầu 要求

de·mand

n. petición, demanda;
___ feedingalimentación por demanda.
References in classic literature ?
There's a demand for socks just now," added Jo, waving hers like a big blue worsted banner as they parted at the gate.
As soon as I make a little further search, to make sure it could not have dropped in some out-of-the-way place, I shall go over to Professor Beecher's camp and demand that he give me back my property.
I demand your authorities for such an uncharitable assertion (like other advocates of a system, David was not always accurate in his use of terms).
The women simply frightened them, as being, even more than the men, demonstrative and excessive in their fine looks, their fine dresses, their extravagant demand for excitement.
A small stock of brown sugar, some white beans and split peas, and a few other commodities of low price, and such as are constantly in demand, made up the bulkier portion of the merchandise.
In the array of funerals, too -- whether for the apparel of the dead body, or to typify, by manifold emblematic devices of sable cloth and snowy lawn, the sorrow of the survivors -- there was a frequent and characteristic demand for such labour as Hester Prynne could supply.
He repeated his demand in a still more agitated voice.
The note, at any rate, that I put on the table yesterday," I pursued, "will have given him so scant an advantage-- for it contained only the bare demand for an interview-- that he is already much ashamed of having gone so far for so little, and that what he had on his mind last evening was precisely the need of confession.
I now demand of you to speak out and tell me who and what this harpooneer is, and whether I shall be in all respects safe to spend the night with him.
But in this particular, the demand has long been on the decline.
Before long it occurs to some one to demand an old wedding song, which celebrates the beauty of the bride and the joys of love.
Black Sam, upon this, scratched his woolly pate, which, if it did not contain very profound wisdom, still contained a great deal of a particular species much in demand among politicians of all complexions and countries, and vulgarly denominated "knowing which side the bread is buttered;" so, stopping with grave consideration, he again gave a hitch to his pantaloons, which was his regularly organized method of assisting his mental perplexities.