1250–1300; Middle English demaunden
< Anglo-French demaunder
< Medieval Latin dēmandāre
to demand, L to entrust, equivalent to dē- de-
to commission, order; see mandate
demandable, adjectivedemander, nouncounterdemand, nounoverdemand, verb, nounpredemand, verb (used with object)superdemand, nounundemanded, adjective
exact. Demand, claim, require
imply making an authoritative request. To demand
is to ask in a bold, authoritative way: to demand an explanation.
is to assert a right to something: He claimed it as his due.
is to ask for something as being necessary; to compel: The Army requires absolute obedience of its soldiers.