demandverb [ T ]uk /dɪˈmɑːnd/ us /dɪˈmænd/
demand verb [ T ] (REQUEST)
I demanded an explanation. 我要求给我一个解释。
- 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)
demand noun (REQUEST)
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。
- 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)
There was little demand for tickets. 很少有人来买票。