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    appeal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word appeal

    Definition
    (noun) earnest or urgent request
    Synonyms : entreaty , prayer
    Example Sentence
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm
    Definition
    (noun) attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    Synonyms : appealingness , charm
    Example Sentence
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her
    Definition
    (noun) (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
    Example Sentence
    • their appeal was denied in the superior court
    Definition
    (noun) request for a sum of money
    Example Sentence
    • an appeal to raise money for starving children
    Definition
    (verb) take a court case to a higher court for review
    Example Sentence
    • He was found guilty but appealed immediately
    Definition
    (verb) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
    Synonyms : invoke
    Example Sentence
    • appeal to somebody for help
    • Invoke God in times of trouble
    Definition
    (verb) be attractive to
    Synonyms : attract
    Example Sentence
    • The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    • The beautiful garden attracted many people
    Definition
    (verb) challenge (a decision)
    Example Sentence
    • She appealed the verdict
    Definition
    (verb) cite as an authority; resort to
    Synonyms : invoke
    Example Sentence
    • He invoked the law that would save him
    • I appealed to the law of 1900
    • She invoked an ancient law
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