Demand is defined as to urgently ask for something or someone ordering someone to do something.(verb)
An example of demand is a court ordering a father to pay child support.
The definition of a demand is a strong or urgent command or request.(noun)
An example of demand is a dog owner calling for their dog to come to them after escaping from the leash.
See demand in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME demaunden < OFr demander, to demand < L demandare, to give in charge < de-, away, from + mandare, to entrust: see mandate
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verb de·mand·ed, de·mand·ing, de·mands verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English demanden
Origin: , from Old French demander, to charge with doing,
Origin: and from Medieval Latin dēmandāre, to demand
Origin: , both from Latin, to entrust
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + mandāre, to entrust; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.
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