v. 强烈要求; 需要
n. 要求; 所需之物; 需求
If you demand something such as information or action, you ask for it in a very forceful way.
Mr Byers last night demanded an immediate explanation from the Education Secretary...
Russia demanded that Unita send a delegation to the peace talks...
If one thing demands another, the first needs the second in order to happen or be dealt with successfully.
He said the task of reconstruction would demand much patience, hard work and sacrifice...
There would be fewer international crises demanding his attention...
A demand is a firm request for something.
There have been demands for services from tenants up there...
They consistently rejected the demand to remove US troops...
If you refer to demand, or to the demand for something, you are referring to how many people want to have it, do it, or buy it.
Another flight would be arranged on Saturday if sufficient demand arose...
Demand for coal is down and so are prices...
The demands of something or its demands on you are the things which it needs or the things which you have to do for it.
Researchers wrongly assumed that people were quite clear about the demands of the task.
...the demands and challenges of a new job...
If someone or something is in demand or in great demand, they are very popular and a lot of people want them.
He was much in demand as a lecturer in the US.
If someone or something makes demands on you, they require you to do things which need a lot of time, energy, or money.
I had no right to make demands on his time.
If something is available or happens on demand, you can have it or it happens whenever you want it or ask for it.
...a national commitment to providing treatment on demand for drug abusers.
1. the ability and desire to purchase goods and services;
2. an urgent or peremptory request;
3. a condition requiring relief;
4. the act of demanding;
5. required activity;
1. request urgently and forcefully;
2. require as useful, just, or proper;
3. claim as due or just;
4. lay legal claim to
5. summon to court
6. ask to be informed of;
ask, demand, inquire, question
ask, beg, demand, require, request, implore, claim, pray, entreat
This washing machine was guaranteed from mechanical failure — I demand a new one!
The supply is inadequate to meet the demand.
We demand a definite answer.
We shouldn't demand perfection.
The right to demand payment from the endorser of a commercial paper when the first party liable fails to pay.