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 appeal appeal

noun

  • ( ) earnest or urgent request  ( appeal, entreaty, prayer )
    earnest or urgent request
     an entreaty to stop the fighting
    an entreaty to stop the fighting
     an appeal for help
    an appeal for help
     an appeal to the public to keep calm
    an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • ( ) (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial  ( appeal )
    (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial
     their appeal was denied in the superior court
    their appeal was denied in the superior court
  • ( ) attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates  ( appeal, appealingness, charm )
    attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
     his smile was part of his appeal to her
    his smile was part of his appeal to her
  • request for a sum of money  ( appeal, collection, ingathering, solicitation )
    request for a sum of money
     an appeal to raise money for starving children
    an appeal to raise money for starving children
  • verb

  • ( ) take a court case to a higher court for review  ( appeal )
    take a court case to a higher court for review
     He was found guilty but appealed immediately
    He was found guilty but appealed immediately
  • ( ) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection  ( appeal, invoke )
    request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
     appeal to somebody for help
    appeal to somebody for help
     Invoke God in times of trouble
    Invoke God in times of trouble
  • ( ) be attractive to  ( appeal, attract )
    be attractive to
     The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    The idea of a vacation appeals to me
     The beautiful garden attracted many people
    The beautiful garden attracted many people
  • cite as an authority; resort to  ( appeal, invoke )
    cite as an authority; resort to
     He invoked the law that would save him
    He invoked the law that would save him
     I appealed to the law of 1900
    I appealed to the law of 1900
     She invoked an ancient law
    She invoked an ancient law
  • challenge (a decision)  ( appeal )
    challenge (a decision)
     She appealed the verdict
    She appealed the verdict


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