Translation of "demand" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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demandverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈmɑːnd/ us /dɪˈmænd/

demand verb [ T ] (REQUEST)

B1 to ask for something forcefully, in a way that shows that you do not expect to be refused

坚决请求,强烈要求;强要
I demanded an explanation. 我要求给我一个解释。
The union is demanding a seven percent pay rise this year. 汽车工会要求今年加薪7%。
He has always demanded the highest standards of behaviour from his children. 他总是以最高的行为准则来要求自己的孩子。
[ + speech ] "And where do you think you're going?" demanded the police officer. “你觉得自己在朝哪里走?”警察问道。
[ + to infinitive ] I demand to see the manager. 我要求见经理。
[ + that ] She demanded that he return the books he borrowed from her. 她要求他把从她那里借走的书还回来。

More examples

  • We demand freedom from injustice/persecution .
  • It was grossly unfair to demand such a high interest rate on the loan.
  • I think I'm quite within my rights to demand a full refund.
  • Carrying a gun, he walked up to the cashier and demanded money.
  • She strode purposefully up to the desk and demanded to speak to the manager.

demand verb [ T ] (NEED)

B2 to need something such as time, effort, or a particular quality

需要,要求
This is a very difficult piece of music to play - it demands a lot of concentration. 这段乐曲很难演奏——需要注意力高度集中。
He seems to lack many of the qualities demanded of (= needed by) a successful politician. 他似乎缺少成功政治家所应具备的很多素质。

demandnoun

uk /dɪˈmɑːnd/ us /dɪˈmænd/

demand noun (REQUEST)

B1 [ C ] a strong request

强烈的要求,坚决的请求
You can't give in to children's demands all the time. 你不能总是对孩子们的要求作出让步。
The government is unlikely to agree to the rebels' demands for independence. 政府不可能同意叛乱者提出的独立要求。
UK They received a final demand (= a last request) for payment. 他们收到了要求付款的最后通牒。

More examples

  • There's increasing demand for cars which are more economical on fuel.
  • Low consumer demand has forced us to mark down a wide range of goods, sometimes by as much as 30%.
  • You can see why they refused her demand for a pay rise, but I suppose it was perfectly reasonable for her to ask.
  • The party leader resisted demands for his resignation.
  • The unions intend to call a strike if management will not agree to their demands.

demand noun (NEED)

B2 [ C or U ] a need for something to be sold or supplied

需求
There was little demand for tickets. 很少有人来买票。
Good teachers are always in (great) demand (= are always needed). 社会总是需要(大量的)优秀教师。
demands [ plural ]

the difficult things that you have to do

(困难的)要求
The demands of nursing are too great for a lot of people. 护理工作的要求之高令很多人都难以承受。
His new job makes a lot of demands on him (= he has to work very hard). 新工作对他要求很高。

(Translation of “demand” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)