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Meaning of demand

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention
           were unceasing"
      2: the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the
         automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand
         exceeded the supply" [ant: {supply}]
      3: required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his
         health"; "there were many demands on his time" [syn:
         {requirement}, {demand}]
      4: the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for
      5: 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" [syn: {need}, {demand}]
      v 1: 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"
      2: 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" [syn: {necessitate}, {ask}, {postulate},
         {need}, {require}, {take}, {involve}, {call for}, {demand}]
         [ant: {eliminate}, {obviate}, {rid of}]
      3: claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
         [syn: {demand}, {exact}]
      4: lay legal claim to
      5: summon to court
      6: ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"

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