• (RP) IPA: /dɪˈmɑːnd/
  • (America) IPA: /dɪˈmænd/, /dəˈmænd/


  1. The desire to purchase goods and services.
    Prices usually go up when demand exceeds supply.
  2. (economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.
  3. A forceful claim for something.
    Modern society is responding to women's demands for equality.
  4. A requirement.
    His job makes many demands on his time.
    There is a demand for voluntary health workers in the poorer parts of Africa and Asia.
  5. An urgent request.
    She couldn't ignore the newborn baby's demands for attention.
  6. An order.
  7. (electricity supply) More precisely peak demand or peak load, a measure of the maximum power load of a utility's customer over a short period of time; the power load integrated over a specified time interval.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: bisogno
  • Russian: тре́бование
Translations Translations Translations Verb

demand (demands, present participle demanding; past and past participle demanded)

  1. To request forcefully.
    I demand to see the manager.
  2. To claim a right to something.
    The bank is demanding the mortgage payment.
  3. To ask forcefully for information.
    I demand an immediate explanation.
  4. To require of someone.
    This job demands a lot of patience.
  5. (legal) To issue a summons to court.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: предъявля́ть тре́бование
  • Russian: тре́бовать
  • Russian: тре́бовать

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