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appeal

noun (n)

  • earnest or urgent request (noun.communication)
    Synonym: entreaty, prayer
    Example:
    An appeal for help.
    An appeal to the public to keep calm.
    source: wordnet30
  • attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: appealingness, charm
    Example:
    His smile was part of his appeal to her.
    source: wordnet30
  • (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 (noun.act)
    Example:
    Their appeal was denied in the superior court.
    source: wordnet30
  • request for a sum of money (noun.communication)
    Example:
    An appeal to raise money for starving children.
    source: wordnet30
  • An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination or review. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • take a court case to a higher court for review (verb.social)
    Example:
    He was found guilty but appealed immediately.
    source: wordnet30
  • request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection (verb.communication)
    Synonym: invoke
    Example:
    Appeal to somebody for help.
    source: wordnet30
  • be attractive to (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: attract
    Antonym: repel, repulse
    Example:
    The idea of a vacation appeals to me.
    source: wordnet30
  • challenge (a decision) (verb.social)
    Example:
    She appealed the verdict.
    source: wordnet30
  • cite as an authority; resort to (verb.communication)
    Example:
    I appealed to the law of 1900.
    source: wordnet30
  • To make application for the removal of (a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reëxamination of for decision. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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