- n an urgent or peremptory request
his demands for attention were unceasing
- n the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
the demand exceeded the supply
- n required activity
there were many demands on his time
- n the act of demanding
the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money
- n a condition requiring relief
there is a demand for jobs
- v 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
- v require as useful, just, or proper
This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
- v claim as due or just
The bank demanded payment of the loan
- v lay legal claim to
- v summon to court
- v ask to be informed of
I demand an explanation
- If its oil demand keeps growing at an average rate of 7% a year, as it has since 1990, the country in less than 20 years will be consuming 21 million barrels a daymatching the .
- The recession may have slashed demand while supplies have swelled, but oil is being hoarded as producers and investors await an economic recovery.
- The hybrid market is booming, but manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand and the need for the special electric batteries.
- Steve Jobs in Wireless Week
Calling the iPhone 4 "the most successful product launch in Apple's history,Apple CEO Steve Jobs admitted that the company was struggling to meet demand for the device. Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not...
- Dermot Ahern in New York Times
Millions of people worldwide saw it was a blatant double hand ball, not to mention a double offside,Ahern said. "We should put the powers that be in the cozy world of FIFA on the spot and demand a replay."