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  • a condition requiring relief
    • she satisfied his need for affection
    • God has no need of men to accomplish His work
    • there is a demand for jobs
  • the act of demanding
    • the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money
  • required activity
    • the requirements of his work affected his health
    • there were many demands on his time
  • the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
    • the demand exceeded the supply
  • an urgent or peremptory request
    • his demands for attention were unceasing
  • ask to be informed of
    • I demand an explanation
  • summon to court
  • lay legal claim to
  • claim as due or just
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan
  • require as useful, just, or proper
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • request urgently and forcefully
    • The victim's family is demanding compensation
    • The boss demanded that he be fired immediately
    • She demanded to see the manager
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