Inquired vs Demand - What's the difference?

inquired | demand |


As verbs the difference between inquired and demand

is that inquired is (inquire) while demand is to request forcefully.

As a noun demand is

the desire to purchase goods and services.

inquired

English

Verb

(head)
  • (inquire)

  • inquire

    English

    Alternative forms

    * enquire (chiefly British)

    Verb

    (intransitive'' or ''transitive )
  • (lb) To ask (about something).
  • To make an inquiry or an investigation.
  • *
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  • Usage notes

    * In British English, the spelling enquire' is more common, with '''inquire''' often reserved for official inquests. In Canada and the US, both spellings are acceptable, though ' inquire is favored.

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * inquire after * inquire of

    See also

    * inquest * inquisition * inquisitive * inquisitor English reporting verbs ----

    demand

    English

    Alternative forms

    * demaund, demaunde (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The desire to purchase goods and services.
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  • (economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.
  • A need.
  • A claim for something.
  • *
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  • A requirement.
  • An urgent request.
  • An order.
  • (electricity supply) A measure of the maximum power load of a utility's customer over a short period of time; the power load integrated over a specified time interval.
  • Usage notes

    One can also make demands on someone. * See for uses and meaning of demand collocated with these words.

    Synonyms

    * (a requirement) imposition

    Derived terms

    * demand-driven * in demand * on demand

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To request forcefully.
  • To claim a right to something.
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  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.}}
  • To ask forcefully for information.
  • To require of someone.
  • (legal) To issue a summons to court.
  • Synonyms

    * * (ask strongly)