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demand

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1 something that someone insists upon having

  • agreed to the customer's demand for a refund
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2 the state of being sought after especially for purchase

  • a steadily declining demand for film cameras
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3 something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable

  • we are very confident that our new employee is fully equal to the demands of the job
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demand

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1 to ask for (something) earnestly or with authority

  • the losing party demanded a recount of the votes cast in the election
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2 to have as a requirement

  • a task that demands oneʼs unremitting attention
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call for

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3 to set or receive as a price

  • superstars of the big screen who demand millions for appearing in a movie
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demand, claim, require, exact mean to ask or call for something as due or as necessary. 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


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