Definitions of appeal:
  • 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: "Their appeal was denied in the superior court"
  • noun:   attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    Example: "His smile was part of his appeal to her"
  • noun:   request for a sum of money
    Example: "An appeal to raise money for starving children"
  • noun:   earnest or urgent request
    Example: "An appeal for help"
  • verb:   take a court case to a higher court for review
    Example: "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
  • verb:   challenge (a decision)
    Example: "She appealed the verdict"
  • verb:   request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
    Example: "Appeal to somebody for help"
  • verb:   cite as an authority; resort to
    Example: "I appealed to the law of 1900"
  • verb:   be attractive to
    Example: "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"

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