Dictionary Results for demand


1. demand - noun

· an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"

Hypernym(s): request, petition, postulation




2. demand - noun

· the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"

Hypernym(s): economic_process

Antonym(s): supply




3. demand - noun

· required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"

Synonym(s): requirement

Hypernym(s): duty, responsibility, obligation




4. demand - noun

· the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"

Hypernym(s): activity




5. demand - noun

· a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs"

Synonym(s): need

Hypernym(s): condition, status




6. demand - verb

· request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest




7. demand - verb

· require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

Synonym(s): necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call_for




8. demand - verb

· claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"

Synonym(s): exact

Hypernym(s): claim




9. demand - verb

· lay legal claim to

Hypernym(s): claim




10. demand - verb

· summon to court

Hypernym(s): summon, summons, cite




11. demand - verb

· ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest





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