- vt. 要求；需要；查询
- vi. 需要；请求；查问
- n. [经] 需求；要求；需要
- n. (Demand)人名；(德)德曼德
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de-, 向下，强调。-mand ,要求，命令，词源同command ,mandate. 即强烈要求。
- demand:  Latin dēmandāre meant ‘entrust something to someone’. It was a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix dē- and mandāre ‘entrust, commit’ (source of English mandate). As it passed via Old French demander into English, its meaning developed to ‘give someone the responsibility of doing something’, and finally ‘order’.
- demand (v.)
- late 14c., "ask, make inquiry," from Old French demander (12c.) "to request; to demand," from Latin demandare "entrust, charge with a commission" (in Vulgar Latin, "to ask, request, demand"), from de- "completely" (see de-) + mandare "to order" (see mandate). Meaning "to ask for as a right" is early 15c., from Anglo-French legal use. Related: Demanded; demanding.
- demand (n.)
- late 13c., "a question," from Old French demande (see demand (v.)). Meaning "a request, claim" is from c. 1300. In the political economy sense (correlating to supply) it is attested from 1776 in Adam Smith.
- 1. The demand generated by one factory required the construction of another.
- 2. He was much in demand as a lecturer in the US.
- 3. The fusty old establishment refused to recognise the demand for popular music.
- 4. The demand to see her work is much greater than expected.
- 5. Cheap goods are available, but not in sufficient quantities to satisfy demand.
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