Sued vs Demand - What's the difference?

sued | demand |

As verbs the difference between sued and demand

is that sued is (sue) while demand is to request forcefully.

As a noun demand is

the desire to purchase goods and services.




  • (sue)
  • Anagrams

    * *




  • To follow.
  • * , Bk.XIII, Ch.iv:
  • And the olde knyght seyde unto the yonge knyght, ‘Sir, swith me.’
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queen) , III.iv:
  • though oft looking backward, well she vewd, / Her selfe freed from that foster insolent, / And that it was a knight, which now her sewd , / Yet she no lesse the knight feard, then that villein rude.
  • (label) To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.
  • (label) To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
  • To clean (the beak, etc.).
  • To leave high and dry on shore.
  • To court.
  • Derived terms

    * sue for peace


    * * ----



    Alternative forms

    * demaund, demaunde (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • The desire to purchase goods and services.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Michael Sivak
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply? , passage=Nevertheless, it is clear that the global energy demand' for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent, with the consequences of climate change potentially accelerating the ' demand .}}
  • (economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.
  • A need.
  • A claim for something.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • 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.


    * (a requirement) imposition

    Derived terms

    * demand-driven * in demand * on demand


    (en verb)
  • To request forcefully.
  • To claim a right to something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , 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)