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Noun: appeal  u'peel
  1. Earnest or urgent request
    "an appeal for help";
    - entreaty, prayer, suppliance
  2. Attractiveness that interests, pleases or stimulates
    "his smile was part of his appeal to her";
    - appealingness, charm
  3. (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"
  4. Request for a sum of money
    "an appeal to raise money for starving children";
    - solicitation, collection, ingathering
  5. Act of turning to for assistance
    "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort";
    - recourse, resort, refuge
  6. (cricket) the act, by the fielding side, of asking an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not
Verb: appeal  u'peel
  1. Take a court case to a higher court for review
    "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
  2. Request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
    "appeal to somebody for help";
    - invoke
  3. Be attractive to
    "The idea of a vacation appeals to me";
    - attract
  4. Challenge (a decision)
    "She appealed the verdict"
  5. Cite as an authority; resort to
    "I appealed to the law of 1900";
    - invoke

Derived forms: appealing, appealed, appeals

Type of: advert [rare], aid, ask for, asking, assist, assistance, attractiveness, bespeak, bring up, call for, challenge, cite, help, legal proceeding, mention, name, petition, postulation, proceeding, proceedings, quest, refer, request, take exception

Encyclopedia: Appeal