Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb demand

6 senses of demand

Sense 1
demand -- (request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

Sense 2
necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand -- (require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent")

Sense 3
demand, exact -- (claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan")
       => claim -- (ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount")

Sense 4
demand -- (lay legal claim to)
       => claim -- (ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount")

Sense 5
demand -- (summon to court)
       => summon, summons, cite -- (call in an official matter, such as to attend court)

Sense 6
demand -- (ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

Antonyms of adj demanding

1 sense of demanding

Sense 1
demanding (vs. undemanding) -- (requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding")

undemanding (vs. demanding) -- (requiring little if any patience or effort or skill; "the pay was adequate and the job undemanding"; "simple undemanding affection"; "an undemanding boss")
        => lenient -- (not strict; "an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "lenient rules"; "an easy penalty")
        => easygoing -- (relaxed and informal in attitude or standards; "an easygoing teacher who allowed extra time for assignments")
        => light -- (demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise")
        => unexacting -- (not rigorous; "relaxed and unexacting standards")

Similarity of adj demanding

1 sense of demanding

Sense 1
demanding (vs. undemanding) -- (requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding")
       => exigent, exacting -- (requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation")
       => hard-to-please (prenominal), hard to please (predicate) -- ((of persons) "his father was a hard-to-please taskmaster"; "was very hard to please")
       => needy -- (demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree)
       => rigorous, stringent, tight -- (demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures")
       => stern, strict, exacting -- (severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards")
          Also See-> difficult#1, hard#1

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