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English definition of “demand”


verb [T] (REQUEST)    /dɪˈmɑːnd/ US  /-ˈmænd/
B1 to ask for something forcefully , in a way that shows that you do not expect to be refused : I demanded an explanation . The car workers ' union is demanding a seven percent pay rise this year . He has always demanded the highest standards of behaviour from his children . [+ speech] "And where do you think you're going?" demanded the police officer . [+ to infinitive] I demand to see the manager . [+ that] She demanded that he return the books he borrowed from her.Giving orders and commands
(Definition of demand verb (REQUEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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