Translation of demand in Spanish:
- 1(person) (call for, insist on)(ask)I demand a fair trialthey're demanding immediate payment of the debtexijo un juicio imparcialthe unions are demanding better conditionsexigen el pago inmediato de la deudato demand money with menaces (Law)los sindicatos reclaman mejores condicioneswhat have I done? he demandedexigir dinero con intimidaciónto demand to +—¿qué he hecho yo? —preguntó
infinitiveshe demanded to know the reasonexigir + infinitiveor que+ subjunctiveto demand somethingquiso saber el porquéexigió que se le dijera por qué ofsomebodya great deal is demanded of the students on this courseexigirle algo aalguienen este curso se les exige mucho a los alumnosExample sentences
- The scorer walked up to him in a tea break and brusquely demanded to know his name.
- They were demanding that the erring police officials be arrested and action taken against them.
- Officials marched in with police back-up, demanding to see the staff's working permits.
- The more the government does, the more that is demanded of it.
- All of the questions were well laid out, students knew what was demanded of them and they typically had plenty of time.
- It is a long time since so little was expected of the player who, at 32, now finds that a major triumph is routinely demanded of him.
- 2 (necessitate, require) this document demands your immediate attentioneste documento requiere su atención inmediataExample sentences
- The exercise is a delicate one which demands both detailed knowledge of the original texts and insight into the bases of contemporary feminist hostility to them.
- True, it is often a blunt instrument when the requirements of justice demand sensitive application in complex human situations.
- Community groups got intensely involved, demanding a wealth of detailed information.
- 1 countable (claim) to comply with somebody's demandsthe union's wage demandssatisfacer las exigencias de alguienby popular demandlas reivindicaciones salariales del sindicatothe trial made enormous demands on his healtha petición or (in Latin America also) pedido del públicoher work makes heavy o great demands on her timeel juicio puso a prueba su saludshe did not feel equal to the demands of the jobel trabajo le absorbe gran parte del tiempoabortion on demandno se sentía capaz de hacer frente a las exigencias del trabajono se sentía a la altura de lo que el trabajo exigíacontraception on demandlibre aborto (masculine)payable on demandlibre acceso (masculine) a los anticonceptivospagadero a la vista(before noun) (draft/deposit/note)
- 2 uncountable (requirement) (Business) these shoes are much in demandhe's in great demand as a magicianestos zapatos tienen gran demanda or se venden mucho(the) demand exceeds (the) supplyes un mago muy solicitado or popularthere is (a) great demand for teachersla demanda es superior a or supera la ofertato create a demand for somethinghay una gran demanda de profesorescrear demanda de algo
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Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.