appeals, appealing, appealed
1) VERB If you appeal to someone to do something, you make a serious and urgent request to them.

[V to/for n to-inf] Deng Xiaoping recently appealed for students to return to China...

[V to n for n] He will appeal to the state for an extension of unemployment benefits...

[V for n] The United Nations has appealed for help from the international community.

2) N-COUNT: oft N for/to n, N to-inf An appeal is a serious and urgent request.

He has a message from King Fahd, believed to be an appeal for Arab unity...

Romania's government issued a last-minute appeal to him to call off his trip.

3) N-COUNT: oft N to-inf, N for n An appeal is an attempt to raise money for a charity or for a good cause. appeal to save a library containing priceless manuscripts...

This is not another appeal for famine relief.

4) VERB If you appeal to someone in authority against a decision, you formally ask them to change it. In British English, you appeal against something. In American English, you appeal something.

[V against n] He said they would appeal against the decision...

[V n] We intend to appeal the verdict...

[V to n to-inf] Maguire has appealed to the Supreme Court to stop her extradition.

5) N-VAR An appeal is a formal request for a decision to be changed.
See also court of appeal

Heath's appeal against the sentence was later successful...

The jury agreed with her, but she lost the case on appeal.

6) VERB If something appeals to you, you find it attractive or interesting.

[V to n] On the other hand, the idea appealed to him...

[V to n] The range has long appealed to all tastes. [Also V]

7) N-UNCOUNT: with supp The appeal of something is a quality that it has which people find attractive or interesting.
See also sex appeal

Its new title was meant to give the party greater public appeal...

Johnson's appeal is to people in all walks of life.

8) See also appealing

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • appeal — ap·peal 1 /ə pēl/ n [Old French apel, from apeler to call, accuse, appeal, from Latin appellare]: a proceeding in which a case is brought before a higher court for review of a lower court s judgment for the purpose of convincing the higher court… …   Law dictionary

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , n. [OE. appel, apel, OF. apel, F. appel, fr. appeler. See {Appeal}, v. t.] 1. (Law) (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for re[ e]xamination or review. (b) The mode of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appeal — [ə pēl′] vt. [ME apelen < OFr apeler < L appellare, to accost, apply to, appeal; iterative < appellere, to prepare < ad , to + pellere: see FELT1] 1. to make a request to a higher court for the rehearing or review of (a case) 2. Obs.… …   English World dictionary

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , v. t. 1. (Law) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of re[ e]xamination of for decision. Tomlins. [1913 Webster] I appeal unto C[ae]sar. Acts xxv. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appealing}.] [OE. appelen, apelen, to appeal, accuse, OF. appeler, fr. L. appellare to approach, address, invoke, summon, call, name; akin to appellere to drive to; ad + pellere to drive …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appeal — [n1] request for help address, adjuration, application, bid, call, claim, demand, entreaty, imploration, importunity, invocation, overture, petition, plea, prayer, proposal, proposition, question, recourse, requisition, solicitation, submission,… …   New thesaurus

  • appeal — The transitive use as a legal term is AmE (e.g. • The US government plans to appeal the cotton ruling, and it could be years before any penalties kick in Reason Magazine, 2004). The equivalent in BrE is appeal against • (Mr Marshall s legal… …   Modern English usage

  • Appeal — request by the provider of the object of conformity assessment to the conformity assessment body or accreditation body for reconsideration by that body of a decision it has made relating to that object (p. 6.4 ISO/IEC 17000:2004). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • appeal — A request to the U.S. District Court (or the bankruptcy appellate panel if there is one in the circuit) to review a decision of the bankruptcy court. A request to the Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision of the U.S. District Court (or… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • appeal — /ə pi:l/, it. /a p:il/ s. ingl. (propr. appello, attrazione ), usato in ital. al masch. [capacità di attirare] ▶◀ attrazione, fascino, richiamo, [in senso erotico] sex appeal …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • appeal — /apˈpil, ingl. əˈpiːl/ [lett. «richiamo»] s. m. inv. fascino, richiamo, attrazione □ sex appeal …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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