Synonyms of 'demand'
1 requestDictionary, ask (for), order
She demanded an immediate apology.
the right to request a divorce
I often order goods over the Internet these days.
He expects total obedience and blind loyalty from his staff.
They intend to claim for damages against the three doctors.
The couple have sought help from marriage guidance counsellors.
He has exacted a high price for his co-operation.
He's already solicited their support on health care reform.
2 challengeDictionary, ask, question
'What do you expect me to do about it?' she demanded.
3 requireDictionary, take, want
The task demands much patience and hard work.
This requires thought, effort, and a certain ruthlessness.
Walking across the room took all her strength.
The grass wants cutting.
The building needs quite a few repairs.
Running a kitchen involves a great deal of discipline and speed.
Such a decision would entail a huge risk.
A prolonged drought had necessitated the introduction of water rationing.
cry out for
1 requestDictionary, order, charge
He grew ever more fierce in his demands.
2 needDictionary, want, call
The demand for coal is down.
There's no need to call the police.
The company needs to respond to the wants of our customers.
I'm afraid there's not much call for that product round here.
There's no market for such expensive goods.
The office has been dealing with their claim for benefits.
The products met all legal requirements.
There is agreement on the necessity of reforms.
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If you ask someone to do something, you tell them that you want them to do it.
We had to ask him to leave.
the bidding of his backbenchers
Thesaurus for demand from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you demand something such as information or action, you ask for it in a very forceful way.