(i) Request urgently and forcefully: ‘The victim’s family is demanding for compensation.’ (ii) Claim as right or due: ‘The bank demanded the payment of the loan.’(iii) Ask to be informed of: ‘I demand an explanation.’(iv)To call for or require as just, proper or necessary: ‘The situation demands a lot of personal sacrifice.’ (v) Lay legal claim to: ‘She demanded half of her husband’s property as alimony.’

A demand for sth (NOT of): ‘Ford has increased production to meet the demand for its new range of cars.’

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