Antonyms for demand

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My heart fluttered as I rose to comply with the demand, and the chapel was hushed.

Not for myself, but for my Master's sake, I demand your friendship and fidelity.

I had but to demand an investigation into the man's affairs.

Something to strive for we demand, even at the risk of bereavement.

That sort o' trade, ye see, miss, the demand's not steady in it.

Chip's nervous system did not demand the relief of cachinnation.

The demand was so sudden and unexpected that it found them poorly prepared to meet it.

The age will demand men of good taste who care for the best they know.

Yet the occasion did not, he recognised, demand speech from her.

The uncle of the babes in the wood could hardly have been more startled by the demand!

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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