demand collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈmɑːnd/

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1

a very firm statement that you want something


Adjectives frequently used with demand
urgent: insistent, urgentThe dentist was relatively inexperienced and found it difficult to resist Mr M’s insistent demand for treatment.unreasonable: unrealistic, unreasonableSpecial educators are often overworked and face many unrealistic demands.
Verbs frequently used with demand
make a demand: makeThe group made a demand for full equality.satisfy or try to satisfy someone’s demands: accede to, accommodate, agree to, comply with, meet, respond to, satisfyTo meet the demands for improved housing conditions we have developed a new Private Sector Renewal Strategy.refuse a demand: reject, resistEmployers resisted the demand for paid educational leave.
2

the things that need to be done, usually things that are difficult [always plural]


Adjectives frequently used with demand
great or too great: enormous, excessive, heavy, hugeIn Britain, by comparison with other countries, the teaching demands are excessive.that cannot all be satisfied: competing, conflictingThe aim of this service is to assist the athlete to integrate all of the competing demands of their life.changing or growing: changing, growing, increasingStaff are failing to cope with the increasing demands being placed on them.
Verbs frequently used with demand
make demands: impose, make, placeThe more complex the score, the greater the demands made on the players.deal with demands: accommodate, adapt to, balance, cope with, deal with, handle, juggle, meetTraining days are also kept short to accommodate the demands of childcare.
3

the amount of a product or service that people want


Adjectives frequently used with demand
increasing: ever-growing, ever-increasing, growing, increasing, rising, soaringClimate change is leading to an increasing demand for water.falling: declining, fallingFalling demand creates tension between firms e.g. during an economic downturn.large: great, heavy, high, huge, peak, strongShort loan items are in heavy demand and can be booked by other students.not satisfied: pent-up, unmet, unsatisfiedThe warmer first half of May allowed pent-up demand for spring/summer ranges to translate into sales.large enough: sufficientWe can lay on extra buses if there is sufficient demand.too large: insatiable, overwhelming, unprecedentedlarger than ever before: unprecedentedThere was an unprecedented demand for tickets for the event.types of demand: domestic, global, worldOutput will meet domestic demand, although there may be surplus quantities for export.
Nouns frequently used before demand
from particular people: client, consumer, customer, passengerFast increasing consumer demand is being met with wider availability.
Verbs frequently used with demand
satisfy demand: accommodate, cope with, fulfil, meet, satisfyThey always ensured adequate stock was available in their warehouses to satisfy demand.increase demand: fuel, stimulateSo what is fuelling this demand for more energy production?reduce demand: dampen, reduceBy recovering textiles, merchants are reducing the demand for virgin resources.predict demand: anticipate, forecastSurveys were also used to forecast demand and assist in the development of government policy.control demand: manageWe are developing ideas to manage growing demand in the longer term.
Verbs that frequently follow demand
increase: grow, increase, rise, soarWe cannot guarantee immediate supply if demand is growing.be greater than: exceed, outstripDemand far outstrips supply for this product in Europe, Africa and Asia.fall: fallPlantings of red grapes declined in the 1970s as demand fell.
 
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