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.
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In September, Metro projected the money would run out by January, but belt-tightening and lower-than-expected service demands and fuel costs have allowed the aid to stretch until March.Metro board approves budget cuts, buyouts as pandemic dents agency’s budget|Justin George|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Voi, along with Bird, Lime and other competitors in the shared e-scooter space, scaled back operations in response to sluggish demand early in the outbreak.E-scooters are getting computer vision to curb pedestrian collisions|Dalvin Brown|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Kelly acknowledged that the apartment market is softer now than in the past, but he believes demand for apartments will return.Amazon update: Second headquarters development and the area’s housing market|Michele Lerner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Elsewhere in Virginia, officials in Prince William County said the county’s free testing sites have started running out of test kits as quickly as 30 minutes after they open because of the increased demand.As holidays approach, wait times rise for coronavirus tests amid record spike in cases|Meagan Flynn, Michael Brice-Saddler, Julie Zauzmer, Rachel Chason|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
The problem is that even as the nation’s testing capacity expanded, so did demand.Long lines and delayed results again plague coronavirus tests as Thanksgiving approaches|William Wan|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
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|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After fighting alongside her brothers for years in the 1980s, she demanded the women fighters be formally recognized.
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|Michael Tomasky|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was beaten by prison guards who demanded to know who had made me write against Islam.
The cops also asked for “very public apology” from the team, and demanded that the five players be disciplined.
Isaac Chantz demanded of me, in defiance to the gangsters, who were expected to do the talking.The Mutiny of the Elsinore|Jack London
He demanded living monuments,—men and women to set forth in holy lives the lessons of his example.The Women of the Confederacy|J. L. Underwood
And at length I, Oinos, speaking some low words, demanded of the shadow its dwelling and its appellation.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
Fees were demanded for marriages, both by the church and the state.The History of Cuba, vol. 3|Willis Fletcher Johnson
Hardy demanded an instant surrender, and gave only five minutes' time for consideration.Elsie's Young Folks in Peace and War|Martha Finley
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.