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.
Origin of demand
Synonyms for demand
Examples from the Web for demanded
Contemporary Examples of demanded
He challenged the very core of the Iranian theocracy and demanded respect for basic human rights.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
After fighting alongside her brothers for years in the 1980s, she demanded the women fighters be formally recognized.Embedding With the Women Who Are Kicking ISIS Ass
December 15, 2014
But were Americans ever so worked up about the practice that they demanded it not be undertaken in their name?The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame
December 12, 2014
I was beaten by prison guards who demanded to know who had made me write against Islam.What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine
Waleed al-Husseini, Movements.Org
December 8, 2014
The cops also asked for “very public apology” from the team, and demanded that the five players be disciplined.The St. Louis Rams Enter the Ferguson Fray
December 1, 2014
Historical Examples of demanded
He was stopped by a policeman, who demanded, "Whose bag is that, Johnny?"Brave and Bold
He demanded, moreover, that the interests of the planters should be duly regarded.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
They had their blood-hounds with them, and demanded permission of Dansley to search his house.Biography of a Slave
It demanded that she be the criminal it had branded her—if she were to live at all.
Aggie demanded, with that slangy diction which was her habit.
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)
Word Origin for demand
late 13c., "a question," from Old French demande (see demand (v.)). Meaning "a request, claim" is from c.1300. In the political economy sense (correlating to supply) it is attested from 1776 in Adam Smith.
late 14c., "ask, make inquiry," from Old French demander (12c.) "to request; to demand," from Latin demandare "entrust, charge with a commission" (in Vulgar Latin, "to ask, request, demand"), from de- "completely" (see de-) + mandare "to order" (see mandate). Meaning "to ask for as a right" is early 15c., from Anglo-French legal use. Related: Demanded; demanding.
see in demand; make demands on; on demand.