1. [ noun ] earnest or urgent request
Synonyms: prayer entreaty

"an entreaty to stop the fighting" "an appeal for help" "an appeal to the public to keep calm"

Related terms: request solicitation supplication suit courtship adjuration demagoguery
2. [ 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
Related terms: proceeding law
3. [ noun ] attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
Synonyms: charm appealingness

"his smile was part of his appeal to her"

Related terms: attractiveness winsomeness siren_call capture
4. [ verb ] take a court case to a higher court for review

"He was found guilty but appealed immediately"

Related terms: challenge appellant
5. [ verb ] request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
Synonyms: invoke

"appeal to somebody for help" "Invoke God in times of trouble"

Related terms: request plead call_on invocation
6. [ verb ] be attractive to
Synonyms: attract

"The idea of a vacation appeals to me" "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

Related terms: repel capture beckon attraction attraction
7. [ verb ] challenge (a decision)

"She appealed the verdict"

Related terms: challenge
8. [ verb ] take proceedings to have (a case) reheard in a higher court

"The case was appealed immediately after the verdict"

Related terms: go
9. [ verb ] cite as an authority; resort to
Synonyms: invoke

"He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"

Related terms: mention
10. [ noun ] request for a sum of money
Synonyms: collection ingathering solicitation

"an appeal to raise money for starving children"

Related terms: request whip-round
Similar spelling:   Apel