demand (something) from (one)

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demand (something) from (one)

To insist that someone do, provide, or relinquish something. I demand full attention from my students, so if you plan to nap or socialize in here, then you might as well drop this class right now.
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demand something from someone or something

 and demand something of someone or something
to command that something be received from someone or a group or something; to demand that someone or a group or something do something. The muggers demanded money from everyone. The petitioners demanded a response from the board of directors. She demanded too much of her automobile.
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The group, due to merge with Cunard owner Carnival this spring, said demand from US customers had not been as strong as usual.
As we see the growing demand from US cable operators for the OCAP standard, we are very happy that Thomson recognizes our MediaHighway OCAP middleware as a state-of-the-art solution to address the set-top box market.
Our extended pre-sales, sales and professional services teams will ensure that Apama technology can deliver to the already strong demand from US institutions.
They have a deep understanding of WWE's need to provide value for our distributors while upholding the high standards our fans demand from us - and they have continually proven that they can translate that understanding into deployable commercial services.
Says product manager Nick Ebsworth: "This product line has been introduced in response to rising demand from US and European Telcos for PVR functionality.
These investments will provide BMK with a competitive advantage while giving our customers and vendors the level of service they demand from us.
Although overall revenues from US inbound business in the first quarter are in line with expectations, we remain cautious about demand from US customers which generates some 10% of total annual revenues.
HP is the leading brand in home printers, and they have a reputation for quality, innovation and first-class customer service -- exactly what our subscribers demand from us.