Definition of apeal
1. appeal [ n ] earnest or urgent request
Examples: "an entreaty to stop the fighting" "an appeal for help" "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
They are leaving so fast that the president of the West_German_Employers'_Federation issued an appeal this week to factory_workers in the West to volunteer for six months ' front-line work in factories in West_Berlin .
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The day following his intervention the palace issued a statement reassuring the citizens that `` the possibility of introducing appeals concerning the establishment of electoral lists , lists of candidates and finally the holding of the consultation itself '' would be supported by the King himself .
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
It began invariably in low tones , almost conversational , and then gradually worked_up to high , shrill appeals to God and man .
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
At_the_same_time , his voice betrayed uncertainty about their being here , and conveyed an appeal to whatever is reasonable , peace-loving , and dependable in everybody .Synonyms appeal prayer entreaty Related Terms request solicitation supplication suit courtship adjuration demagoguery
2. appeal [ n ] 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 trialUsed in print:
(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
However , this Court put to one side without consideration the Government 's appeal from the dismissal of its Sherman_Act allegations .
(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)
We fail to see how such procedure resulted in any prejudice to petitioner 's contention , which was considered by the appeal board and denied by it .
It is but part of the whole process within the Department that goes_into the making of the final recommendation to the appeal board .
It is also significant that neither this report nor the hearing_officer 's notes were furnished to the appeal board .
Having had every opportunity to rebut the finding of the local board before both the hearing_officer and the appeal board , petitioner cannot now claim that he was denied due_process because he did not succeed .Synonyms appeal Related Terms proceeding law
3. appeal [ n ] attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
Examples: "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Because they are `` minority '' exercises and have but a limited appeal they soon find themselves in the limbo of the forgotten .
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
Says Wallace_F._Jannsen , director of the FDA 's Division_of_Public_Information : `` Quacks are apt to direct their appeal directly to older people , or to sufferers from chronic ailments such_as arthritis , rheumatism , diabetes , and cancer .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
The work done by the analysts , the men who really know what folklore is all about , has no_more appeal than any other work of a truly scientific sort and reaches a limited , learned audience .
(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
The appeal of the suburb is particularly strong for heavy industry , which must move bulky objects along a lengthy assembly_line and wants enough land_area to do the entire job on one floor .
Historically in America the appeal of cities has been their color and life , the variety of experience they offered .Synonyms appeal charm appealingness Related Terms attractiveness winsomeness siren_call capture
4. appeal [ v ] take a court case to a higher court for review
Examples: "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
(Chicago Daily Tribune,...)
Mrs._Blanche_Dunkel , 60 , who has spent 25 years in the Dwight reformatory for women for the murder in 1935 of her son-in-law , Ervin_Lang , then 28 , appealed for a parole at a hearing yesterday before two Illinois pardon and parole board_members , John_M._Bookwalter and Joseph_Carpentier .
(The Providence Journal,...)
Two members of the Democratic-endorsed majority on the school_board said they probably would vote to appeal a ruling by the state Board_of_Education , which said yesterday that the school committee acted improperly in its appointment of the coordinator , Francis_P._Nolan 3 rd , the Democratic-endorsed committee chairman , could not be reached for comment .
(Time, 77: 3...)
The state will appeal - but few think it will actually try to close the university .
(Patrick Dennis, Little Me....)
I fought like a tigress but by the time I appealed my case to the Supreme_Court ( 1937 ) , Mr._Roosevelt and his `` henchmen '' had done their `` dirty work '' all_too well , even going so_far as to attempt to `` pack '' the highest tribunal in the land in_order_to defeat little me .Synonyms appeal Related Terms challenge appellant
5. appeal [ v ] request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
Examples: "appeal to somebody for help" "Invoke God in times of trouble"
(Perry Miller "Theodore Parker: Apostasy within Liberalism"...)
There are a great many bishops who have never had a cross on their bosom , nor a mitre on their head , who appeal not to the authority of the Pope at Rome , but to the Almighty Dollar , a pope much nearer home .
(Richard B. Morris, "Seven Who Set Our Destiny"...)
John_Adams asserted in the Continental_Congress ' Declaration of Rights that the demands of the_colonies were in_accordance_with their charters , the_British Constitution and the common_law , and Jefferson appealed in the Declaration_of_Independence `` to the tribunal of the world '' for support of a revolution justified by `` the laws_of_nature and of nature 's God '' .Synonyms appeal invoke Related Terms request plead call_on invocation
6. appeal [ v ] be attractive to
Examples: "The idea of a vacation appeals to me" "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
(Selma Jeanne Cohen, "Avant-Garde Choreography"...)
An approach that has appealed to some choreographers is reminiscent_of Charles_Olson 's statement of the process of projective verse : `` one perception must immediately and directly lead to a further perception '' .Synonyms attract appeal Related Terms repel capture beckon attraction attraction
7. appeal [ v ] challenge (a decision)
Examples: "She appealed the verdict"
8. appeal [ v ] take proceedings to have (a case) reheard in a higher court
Examples: "The case was appealed immediately after the verdict"
9. appeal [ v ] cite as an authority; resort to
Examples: "He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"
10. appeal [ n ] request for a sum of money
Examples: "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
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