Meaning of “demand” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /dɪˈmɑːnd/

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

I demanded an explanation.
[ + that ] The survivors are demanding that the airline pays them compensation.

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B2 to need something such as time or effort:

This job demands a high level of concentration.

(Definition of “demand verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)