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English noun: demand

1. demand (communication) an urgent or peremptory request


SamplesHis demands for attention were unceasing.


Broader (hypernym)petition, postulation, request


Narrower (hyponym)call, call, call, challenge, claim, insistence, insisting, margin call, pay claim, requisition, ultimatum, wage claim

2. demand (process) the ability and desire to purchase goods and services


SamplesThe automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips.
The demand exceeded the supply.


Broader (hypernym)economic process


Narrower (hyponym)consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services


Antonymssupply

3. demand (cognition) required activity


SamplesThe requirements of his work affected his health.
There were many demands on his time.


Synonymsrequirement


Broader (hypernym)duty, obligation, responsibility

4. demand (act) the act of demanding


SamplesThe kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money.


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)claim, exaction

5. demand (state) a condition requiring relief


SamplesShe satisfied his need for affection.
God has no need of men to accomplish His work.
There is a demand for jobs.


Synonymsneed


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)deficiency, lack, necessity, want


English verb: demand

1. demand (communication) request urgently and forcefully


SamplesThe victim's family is demanding compensation.
The boss demanded that he be fired immediately.
She demanded to see the manager.


ExamplesThey demand to move


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)ask, ask, clamor, clamour, dun, expect, require, want

2. demand (stative) require as useful, just, or proper


SamplesIt 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.


Synonymsask, call for, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)claim, compel, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, exact, govern, take


Verb groupclaim, exact, take


Antonymsobviate, rid of, eliminate

3. demand (communication) claim as due or just


SamplesThe bank demanded payment of the loan.


ExamplesThe banks demand the check


Synonymsexact


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)claim


Narrower (hyponym)call, call in, command

4. demand (communication) lay legal claim to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)claim


Verb groupdemand

5. demand (communication) summon to court


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cite, summon, summons


Verb groupdemand

6. demand (communication) ask to be informed of


SamplesI demand an explanation.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request









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