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demand

noun [C] (REQUEST)    /dɪˈmɑːnd/ US  /-ˈmænd/
B1 a strong request: You can't give in to children's demands all the time. The government is unlikely to agree to the rebels' demands for independence.UK They received a final demand (= a last request) for payment.Making appeals and requests
(Definition of demand noun (REQUEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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