verb (used with object)
to ask for with proper authority; claim as a right:
He demanded payment of the debt.
to ask for peremptorily or urgently:
He demanded sanctuary. She demanded that we let her in.
to call for or require as just, proper, or necessary:
This task demands patience. Justice demands objectivity.
to lay formal legal claim to.
to summon, as to court.
verb (used without object)
to make a demand; inquire; ask.
the act of demanding.
something that is demanded.
an urgent or pressing requirement:
demands upon one’s time.
the desire to purchase, coupled with the power to do so.
the quantity of goods that buyers will take at a particular price.
a requisition; a legal claim:
The demands of the client could not be met.
the state of being wanted or sought for purchase or use:
an article in great demand.
Archaic. inquiry; question.
on demand, upon presentation or request for payment:
The fee is payable on demand.
verb (transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
to request peremptorily or urgently
to require or need as just, urgent, etc: the situation demands attention
to claim as a right; exact: his parents demanded obedience of him
(law) to make a formal legal claim to (property, esp realty)
an urgent or peremptory requirement or request
something that requires special effort or sacrifice: a demand on one’s time
the act of demanding something or the thing demanded: the kidnappers’ demand was a million pounds
an insistent question or query
willingness and ability to purchase goods and services
the amount of a commodity that consumers are willing and able to purchase at a specified price Compare supply1 (sense 9)
(law) a formal legal claim, esp to real property
in demand, sought after; popular
on demand, as soon as requested: a draft payable on demand
The amount of any given commodity that people are ready and able to buy at a given time for a given price. (See supply and demand.)
make demands on
adjective 1. requiring or claiming more than is generally felt by others to be due: a demanding teacher. 2. calling for intensive effort or attention; taxing: a demanding job. adjective 1. not requiring great patience, skill, attention, etc: an undemanding book adjective 1. requiring great patience, skill, etc: a demanding job
noun 1. death or decease. 2. termination of existence or operation: the demise of the empire. 3. Law. a death or decease occasioning the transfer of an estate. a conveyance or transfer of an estate. 4. Government. transfer of sovereignty, as by the death or deposition of the sovereign. verb (used with object), demised, demising. […]
verb (used with or without object), democratized, democratizing. 1. to make or become democratic. verb 1. (transitive) to make democratic
verb (used with object) 1. to destroy or ruin (a building or other structure), especially on purpose; tear down; raze. 2. to put an end to; destroy; explode: The results of his research demolished many theories. 3. to lay waste to; ruin utterly: The fire demolished the area. 4. Informal. to devour completely: We simply […]