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demand

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of demand

  1. 1 something that someone insists upon having <the terrorists presented their list of demands> Synonyms claim, dun, importunity, requisition, ultimatum Related Words desire, request, want, wish; drive, need, requirement, stipulation; basic, essential, must; imposition; condition, provision

  2. 2 the state of being sought after especially for purchase <a steadily declining demand for film cameras> Synonyms call, market, request Related Words bear market, bull market; buyer's market, seller's market

  3. 3 something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable <we are very confident that our new employee is fully equal to the demands of the job> Synonyms condition, essential, must, must-have, necessary, necessity, need, needful, requirement, requisite, sine qua nonRelated Words precondition, prerequisite; advantage, edge, plus; desideration, desideratum, wishNear Antonyms amenity, comfort, extra, extravagance, frill, indulgence, luxury, superfluity, surplus, surplusageAntonyms nonessential, nonnecessity




demand

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of demand

  1. 1 to ask for (something) earnestly or with authority <the losing party demanded a recount of the votes cast in the election> Synonyms call (for), claim, clamor (for), command, enjoin, exact, insist (on), press (for), quest, stipulate (for) Related Words ask, plead (for), request, want; cry (for), necessitate, need, require, take, warrant; requisition; impose; badger, dun, harass, hound Near Antonyms give up, relinquish, surrender, yield

  2. 2 to have as a requirement <a task that demands one's unremitting attention> Synonyms bear, challenge, claim, need, necessitate, require, take, want, warrantRelated Words entail, involve; ask, beg, claim, clamor (for), cry (for); hurt (for), lack; command, enjoin, exact, insist, press, quest, stipulateNear Antonyms own, possessAntonyms have, hold

  3. 3 to set or receive as a price <superstars who demand millions for appearing in a movie> Synonyms ask, command, chargeRelated Words overcharge, undercharge; bring, fetch, sell (for); discount, mark down, mark up; assess, bill, invoice; price, value





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