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Meaning of “demand” - Learner’s Dictionary

demand

verb [T]     /dɪˈmɑːnd/
ASK
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.Making appeals and requestsGiving orders and commands
NEED
B2 to need something such as time or effort: This job demands a high level of concentration.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
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