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[n] the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
[n] required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"
[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] 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"
[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] claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
[v] ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"
[v] summon to court
[v] lay legal claim to
[v] 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 postulates a patient's consent"

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