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 Sundance Film Festival set back-to-back sales records, became a dominant content provider for the streaming wars, and saw one of its competition titles claim a Best Picture Oscar for the first time ever.—Vulture, 20 Jan. 2023 The Presidential Records Act of 1978 was enacted after the Watergate scandal, in which former President Richard Nixon tried to claim that his secret White House tapes and other records were his personal property.—Josh Meyer, USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2023 Starting in April, companies will be able to claim a corporate tax credit worth 20% of salaries and other costs associated with hiring researchers who’ve earned a Ph.D. within the past 5 years.—Byscience News Staff, science.org, 19 Jan. 2023 In a video of the incident, Holder argues with airport employees, appearing to claim someone else paid for her meal.—Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2023 Such duplications can allow scientists to conjure results out of thin air by Frankensteining parts of many images together or to claim that one image represents two separate experiments that produced similar results.—WIRED, 18 Jan. 2023 Todd Taylor, president and chief commercial officer of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, would like to claim that the surge of ticket sales and attendance this season has to do with sales and marketing.—The Indianapolis Star, 18 Jan. 2023 Barboa was one of the commissioners that Peña approached uninvited after the election to claim the results were fraudulent, Barboa said.—Jennifer Henderson, CNN, 17 Jan. 2023 Radeke helped the six-member League of Legends team claim the championship win.—C.r. Walker, Chicago Tribune, 17 Jan. 2023
The claim is the first step needed to file a lawsuit against the city, attorney Carl Douglas said.—Taylor Romine, CNN, 21 Jan. 2023 Serhiy Cherevaty, the spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian army, said in an interview that the claim was not true and that fighting was still ongoing in Soledar as of early Friday.—Patrick Smith, NBC News, 13 Jan. 2023 Ruby Contreras, a city of Elizabeth spokesperson, told USA TODAY in an email that the claim made in the Facebook post is false.—Hannah Hudnall, USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2023 Some insurance companies now use A.I. to make an initial determination about whether a claim is legitimate or fraudulent.—Alexei Oreskovic, Fortune, 10 Jan. 2023 The claim was a way of supporting their theory that the real estate, hospitality and golf company is criminally culpable for and benefited from tax cheating.—Shayna Jacobs, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2022 The claim is part of a new and expanding legal front in the nationwide court battle over firearms.—Dallas News, 29 Nov. 2022 If the claim is accurate, Samsung will launch the handset by Sunday, February 5th.—Chris Smith, BGR, 28 Nov. 2022 The judges concurred with Bowdre that the government needed more than the testimony of an outside expert to prove a claim was false.—Ava Kofman, The New Yorker, 28 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