verb (used with object)
- to lay formal legal claim to.
- to summon, as to court.
verb (used without object)
- the desire to purchase, coupled with the power to do so.
- the quantity of goods that buyers will take at a particular price.
FOR LEXICAL ALIMENTATION, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Idioms for demand
Origin of demand
synonym study for demand
OTHER WORDS FROM demand
Words nearby demand
Example sentences from the Web for demand
For two years she has eschewed demands for a Medicare for All vote that centrist worried would repel swing voters in their GOP-leaning districts.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
The film, which was supposed to be in theaters earlier this year, is coming out via video-on-demand on Friday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend theatrical release schedules.‘Antebellum’ tackles the past head on in an effort to ‘move forward’|radmarya|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Similarly, Barr is often accused of undermining core Justice Department norms, particularly with his interventions in the Roger Stone and Michael Flynn cases and in his demand for an investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation.William Barr’s eyebrow-raising ‘robber barons’ metaphor for the Trump era|Aaron Blake|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Oil demand is in a slump and it won’t recover any time soon.There’s growing consensus that oil demand won’t make a comeback|eamonbarrett|September 17, 2020|Fortune
That leaves them reliant on portable air filtration devices, which are often effective but can also be hard to find right now due to coronavirus-driven demand.Wildfire smoke and COVID-19 are a one-two punch for indoor air quality across the U.S.|dzanemorris|September 17, 2020|Fortune
So we do demand justice and we do speak up and make demands.
“Competition is there, of course, but I think there is enough business for everyone as long as the demand is there,” he says.
Yazbek says the demand for safe crossing has made the smugglers very competitive.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lawyers decided to stay in Chechnya and demand investigation of illegal actions against them and their office.Putin’s Favorite Acolyte Terrorizes Human Rights Activists|Anna Nemtsova|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was through this work that Bensoussan discovered there was a demand for ministers to perform weddings at jails and prisons.
Meantime, Allison and Kitty, hurrying home with their guest, had delighted Norah by a demand for early supper.The Little Colonel at Boarding-School|Annie Fellows Johnston
When a senator assumes to speak for the President, every senator possesses a public right to demand his authority for so doing.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
“It will frighten the rest, who will soon come to terms, and agree to pay any tribute I may demand,” observed the rajah.The Young Rajah|W.H.G. Kingston
The engine having proved itself indispensable, the demand for it was becoming great and pressing from various countries.James Watt|Andrew Carnegie
Demand of him some proofs at least, of his being the messenger of the Deity.Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet|Benjamin Drake
British Dictionary definitions for demand
verb (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
- willingness and ability to purchase goods and services
- the amount of a commodity that consumers are willing and able to purchase at a specified priceCompare supply 1 (def. 9)
Derived forms of demanddemandable, adjectivedemander, noun
Word Origin for demand
Cultural definitions for demand
Idioms and Phrases with demand
see in demand; make demands on; on demand.