|1.||[ noun ] earnest or urgent request|
"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|
"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|
"appeal to somebody for help" "Invoke God in times of trouble"
|Related terms:||request plead call_on invocation|
|6.||[ verb ] be attractive to|
"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"
|8.||[ verb ] take proceedings to have (a case) reheard in a higher court|
"The case was appealed immediately after the verdict"
|9.||[ verb ] cite as an authority; resort to|
"He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"
|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|