Part of speech: verb

To claim as due; insist upon; need; require; make claim.

Part of speech: noun

The act of demanding, or that which is demanded; requirement; claim; need.

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Usage examples "demand":

  1. Remember that you speak to your lord and king, who has a right to demand the truth." - "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
  2. In discourse, we come to mention my profit, and he offers me L500 clear, and I demand L600 for my certain profit. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  3. It was her demand for his help. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.