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English definition of “demand”

demand

verb    /dɪˈmænd/
to ask for forcefully, in a way that shows that refusal is not expected and will not be accepted: [T] The library demanded $5 for each book returned late. [+ to infinitive] I demand to see the person in charge. To demand is also to need something: [T] The twins demand a lot of attention.
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