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appeal

ap·peal

appeal

 
 
pronunciation:
pil
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an earnest request for help.
The famous actor made an appeal for money to fight cancer.
synonyms:
plea
similar words:
prayer, request
definition 2: the ability to attract interest and attention.
He shops at that store because of its great appeal.
 
synonyms:
attraction, attractiveness, charm
similar words:
interest, magnetism
definition 3: a request that a higher court hear a case. An appeal is made after one has lost a case in a lower court.
similar words:
petition, plea, request, suit
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: appealed, appealing, appeals
definition 1: to make an earnest request.
The mayor appealed to the people for their support.
synonyms:
plead
similar words:
ask, beg, beseech, pray, request, sue
definition 2: to attract or inspire interest.
Going to bed early during the summer does not appeal to me.These serious movies appeal to my parents but not to me.
 
synonyms:
draw, engage, interest
similar words:
charm, fascinate, tempt
definition 3: to request a review of to a higher court.
The lawyer appealed the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
similar words:
petition, plead, sue
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