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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 of demand claim, dun, importunity, requisition, ultimatum Words Related to demand 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 of demand call, market, request Words Related to demand 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 of demand condition, essential, must, must-have, necessary, necessity, need, needful, requirement, requisite, sine qua nonWords Related to demand precondition, prerequisite; advantage, edge, plus; desideration, desideratum, wishNear Antonyms of demand amenity, comfort, extra, extravagance, frill, indulgence, luxury, superfluity, surplus, surplusageAntonyms of demand 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 of demand call (for), claim, clamor (for), command, enjoin, exact, insist (on), press (for), quest, stipulate (for) Words Related to demand ask, plead (for), request, want; cry (for), necessitate, need, require, take, warrant; requisition; impose; badger, dun, harass, hound Near Antonyms of demand give up, relinquish, surrender, yield

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

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

Synonym Discussion of demand

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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