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I UK [dɪˈmɑːnd] / US [dɪˈmænd] noun
Word forms "demand":
singular demand plural demands
1) [countable] a very firm statement that you want something

He was sympathetic to their demands.

demand for:

She repeated her demand for an urgent review of the system.

make a demand:

You are not in a position to make demands right now.

meet/satisfy someone's demands (= agree to them):

She was not willing to meet his demands.

2) demands
[plural] the things that need to be done in a particular situation demand of:

the demands of his new job

demand on:

Despite demands on her time, she was always courteous to everyone.

3) [uncountable] economics the amount of a product or service that people want, or the fact that they want it

18,400 new houses will be needed by 2011 to cope with the demand.

demand for:

Demand for organic food is increasing.


II UK [dɪˈmɑːnd] / US [dɪˈmænd] verb
Word forms "demand":
present tense I/you/we/they demand he/she/it demands present participle demanding past tense demanded past participle demanded
1)
a) [transitive] to say in a very firm way that you want something

Angry MPs are demanding an inquiry into the deal.

The demonstrators demanded the release of all prisoners.

demand to know/see:

She demanded to know what was happening.

demand (that):

The panel demanded that the report be made public.

demand something of someone:

Slowly he counted out the amount demanded of him.

b) to ask a question in a very firm or angry way

"Where do you think you're going?" she demanded.

2)
a) [transitive] to say that people must have something that you consider necessary
demand something of/from someone:

I demand a lot of others but more of myself.

He demanded – and received – great loyalty from his employees.

b) [intransitive/transitive] if a situation or activity demands something, that thing is necessary

This is a complex task and demands a high level of skill.

His work demands attention from all serious critics.

if/when/as (the) occasion demands:

When the occasion demanded, they could be truly charming.


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