- to solicit, to request, to order
- (Usually used for documents and sounds pretty bureaucratic. Absolutely NOT for ordering food.)
A fun look at the meaning of "fordern" and "fördern" and what demanding has to do with support, challenges and mining. In short: lots of useful words.
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