demand implies peremptoriness and insistence and often the right to make requests that are to be regarded as commands.
demanded payment of the debt
claim implies a demand for the delivery or concession of something due as one's own or one's right.
claimed the right to manage his own affairs
require suggests the imperativeness that arises from inner necessity, compulsion of law or regulation, or the exigencies of the situation.
the patient requires constant attention
exact implies not only demanding but getting what one demands.
exacts absolute loyalty
He claims a connection to British royalty.
The organization claims 10,000 members.
The terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.
New Yorkers proudly claim the artist as one of their own.
Both of them claimed credit for the idea.
No one ever claimed authorship for the poem.
You should claim compensation for the hours you worked.
No heirs came forward to claim the inheritance. Noun
She makes the claim that sea levels will actually go down.
He made false claims about his past job experience.
You'll need to file an insurance claim to pay for the damage.
make a claim on your insurance policy
All claims must be made in writing. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The states claim Biden's policy forced them to spend more money on law enforcement, healthcare and education.
John Fritze, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2022 The Cat Ladies claim that this blend adds important nutrients to your cat’s diet including wheat grass, oat, barley and rye, as well as promoting healthy digestion and keeping hairballs at bay.
Jacorey Moon, Good Housekeeping, 26 Nov. 2022 Others claim long-term durability issues and the potential for this pull-up bar model to mark up your door frame.
Mike Richard, Men's Health, 25 Nov. 2022 But Disney insiders now claim that Iger’s ultimate goal might be to sell the company, with Apple being the most likely buyer.
Chris Smith, BGR, 23 Nov. 2022 Politicians still claim their medium-term plan is to ramp up renewables such as wind and solar.
The Editorial Board, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2022 Several recent studies claim to show that decarbonizing the grid in the nearish future is feasible.
Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2022 The lawsuits also reportedly claim the products' packaging didn't state any risk.
Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2022 Trump and his supporters already claim that Biden has weaponized the department to target his chief political enemy.
Glenn Thrush, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Nov. 2022
Critics of the Haitian government fear that the arrival of foreign forces would only strengthen a tenuous claim to power by Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who has run the country for more than a year without being confirmed by Parliament.
Natalie Kitroeff Adriana Zehbrauskas, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2022 Ownership over the Spratly Islands is disputed with China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei all laying claim to some or all of the islands and regional reefs.
Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, 29 Nov. 2022 After an epiphany — what about a strip club for women? — Steve teams up with big-talking choreographer Nick De Noia (Murray Bartlett), whose biggest claim to fame is a pair of Emmys for a kids show called Unicorn Tales.
Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 18 Nov. 2022 Carey’s claim to the Christmas throne seemed legitimate.
Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2022 Frank Perdue had funded the exhibition, and had first claim to what was recovered.Town & Country, 11 Nov. 2022 Justice Department lawyers have argued Trump has no plausible claim to the documents.
Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 11 Nov. 2022 DeSantis’ big night solidifies what some feel is a compelling claim to front-runner status for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, on what turned out to be a strong election night for Republicans in the state.CNN, 9 Nov. 2022 Ukraine laid claim to an attack on a Russian base in the occupied Kherson region.
Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2022 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English, from Anglo-French claimer, clamer, from Latin clamare to cry out, shout; akin to Latin calare to call — more at low entry 3