Meaning

Primary

Demand

Alternative

Request

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

You need something so you request it. But, since it's such a strong need, it's not really a request, it's more of a demand.

Reading

ようせい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

労働組合は賃上げを要請した。

The labor unions demanded a wage increase.

Kanji Composition