Synonyms of demand in English:

demand


See definition of demand

noun

1‘his demands for electoral reform’

SYNONYMS
request, call
command, order, dictate, ultimatum, stipulation
insistence, pressure, clamour, importunity, urging
Australian, New Zealand informal a big ask
archaic behest, hest

2‘a job that fits in with the demands of a young family’

SYNONYMS
requirement, need, desire, wish, want
claim, imposition, exigency

3‘the big demand for such toys’

SYNONYMS
market, call, appetite, desire
run on, rush on

verb

1‘workers demanded wage increases’

SYNONYMS
call for, ask for, request, press for, push for, hold out for, clamour for, bay for
insist on, lay claim to, claim, requisition

2‘Harvey demanded that I tell him the truth’

SYNONYMS
order to, command to, tell to, call on to, enjoin to, urge to
literary bid

3‘‘Where is she?’ he demanded’

SYNONYMS
ask, inquire, question, interrogate
challenge

4‘a complex activity demanding detailed knowledge’

SYNONYMS
require, need, necessitate, call for, take, involve, entail
cry out for, want

5‘most of those who contacted us demanded complete anonymity’

SYNONYMS
insist on, stipulate, make a condition of, exact, impose
expect, look for

Phrases

    in demand

    ‘his work is much in demand by magazines who like such candid portraiture’


    SYNONYMS



    informal


    British informal, dated


    ANTONYMS

    unpopular