demand-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: forcefully request

The victim's family is demanding compensation.
The boss demanded that he be fired immediately.
The bank demanded payment of the loan.
I demand an explanation.
Record and film companies have demanded access to internet logs.
He demanded that the teaching of Dante be suspended in Italian schools in immigrant areas.

VerbNet: order-60-1
FrameNet: Request
PropBank: demand.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Sense Number 2: necessitate, require

This job demands a lot of personal sacrifice.
This situation demands the promotion of collaborative culture.
This position demands an uncommon balance of creativity and drive.
The situation imperatively demands that all should contribute full measure of devotion.

VerbNet: require-103-1
FrameNet: Have_as_requirement
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2