In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.
Correct Answer : c ) GrantExplanation :
The meaning of the word, ‘demand’ is ‘to ask for something with right or forcefully, not agreeing to be refused.’
Let us look at the meaning of the words provided, to see which word is opposite to the given word.
- Ask means to speak to (someone) to get a response
- Request refers to asking politely
- Grant means agree to give
- Call is demand for something to happen
From the above, we can see that the words, ‘ask’, ‘grant’ and ‘call’ are synonyms of the word, ‘demand’.
The only word, opposite in meaning to the given word is ‘grant’.
Hence, (C) is the correct answer.