- to lay formal legal claim to.
- to summon, as to court.
- 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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How to use demand in a sentence
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.
At the end of the first day Punch demanded to be set down in England, which he was certain must be close at hand.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Grandfather Mole demanded of Mr. Meadow Mouse, almost as soon as he had stepped just outside the shade of the toadstool.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
But the novel disappeared under the clothes with amazing celerity as the voice of her sister-in-law demanded admission.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The Americans demanded the surrender of the Arsenal, the Admiral, and the surviving crews of the destroyed fleet.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
I have always demanded of you, demanded enormously, and received my measure pressed down and running over.Uncanny Tales|Various
British Dictionary definitions for demand
- 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
Other Idioms and Phrases with demand
see in demand; make demands on; on demand.