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v. de·mand·ed, de·mand·ing, de·mands
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.
To make a demand.
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.
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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Noun1.demander - a person who makes demands
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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(= requester)Fordernde(r) mf
(= buyer)Käufer(in) m(f)
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[beaucoup moins que] Cher ministre de l'Interieur, je t'ai entendu demander les 'pleins pouvoirs' et appeler (tes partisans) a descendre dans la rue pour te soutenir ; cette attitude me preoccupe (...).
De grandes manifestations pacifiques se sont succ[euro]u[c]d[euro]u[c]es pour demander des "alternatives [euro]u[c]conomiques" [euro]u la seule activit[euro]u[c] locale, l'extraction de charbon dans les "mines de la mort".
Les membres de la famille de la victime ont observe, lundi, un mouvement de protestation pour demander l'ouverture d'une enquete sur l'affaire.
La reponse, qui semble ne pas avoir effleure l'esprit de cette presse internationale, ce peuple l'a donnee dans les rues le 30 Juin 2013 puis le 26 juillet 2013 en descendant par millions pour demander la destitution de Mohamed Morsi et des Freres musulmans.
Le collectif de rappeurs parisiens a ete au top, le public, visiblement exigeant, n'en pouvait demander plus.
The ring office then produces an invoice to the demander on the suppliers behalf, and the supplier and demander are each charged a 2% commission for the service.