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de·mand

demand

 
 
pronunciation:
dih maend
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: demands, demanding, demanded
definition 1: to ask for forcefully; order.
I demand that you sit down and listen to me.She demanded her money back.
synonyms:
command
similar words:
ask, dictate, direct, insist, order, request, require, tell, urge, want
definition 2: to need or require.
Babies demand a lot of attention.
synonyms:
call for, claim, need, require, want
similar words:
command, exact, take
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of commanding forcefully; order.
His demand that everyone on the team work harder was met with groans and heavy sighs.
synonyms:
command
similar words:
charge, direction, order, request
definition 2: that which is demanded.
Equality and justice are the demands of the people.
similar words:
claim, command, necessity, need, order, request, requirement
definition 3: something that must be done; claim.
There are just too many demands on my time.
synonyms:
requirement
similar words:
call, dictate, drain, necessity
definition 4: the desire for goods or services.
There is now a big demand for fruit grown without pesticides.
similar words:
desire, market, need, want
derivations: demandable (adj.), demander (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word demand contains the following part:
mand Latin root that means give an order
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