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English definition of “demand”

demand

verb [T] (NEED)    /dɪˈmɑːnd/ US  /-ˈmænd/
B2 to need something such as time , effort , or a particular quality : This is a very difficult piece of music to play - it demands a lot of concentration . He seems to lack many of the qualities demanded of (= needed by) a successful politician .Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
(Definition of demand verb (NEED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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