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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.
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Translations
عِنْدَ الطَّلَب
na požádání
bemutatásra szólókívánatra
samkvæmt/eftir kröfu
istendiğinde

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.
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