Definition of demand
an insistent and peremptory request, made as if by right.
a series of demands for far-reaching reforms
ask authoritatively or brusquely.
Politicians and patients' groups are now demanding to know how health officials managed to get it so wrong.
Example of demand
‘Then tell me the truth,’ she demands in a whisper in between kisses.
demand has increased
a demand for specialists
a recent slump in demand
A similar performance is also demanded of the footsoldiers on the pitch.
Because they reflect choices made by suppliers and demanders, market prices tell us a lot - although not everything - about the preferences of those suppliers and demanders .
But a police officer should not demand more than his commander has given to him.
He said although the service attracted younger wardens, the younger generation tended to have demands on their time.