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appeal

ap·peal

appeal

 
 
pronunciation:
pil
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sincere and earnest request or plea, usu. for aid or sympathy.
After the disaster, charitable organizations issued urgent appeals for donations to help the injured and homeless.
synonyms:
adjuration, entreaty, petition, plea
similar words:
cry, prayer, request, solicitation, supplication
definition 2: capacity for attracting interest and attention.
The beautiful design and decoration of the store give it great appeal.
 
synonyms:
attraction, attractiveness, charm, draw
similar words:
allure, call, interest, magnetism
definition 3: a plea for recourse to a higher authority.
They made an appeal to the Supreme Court.
similar words:
petition, plea, request, suit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: appealed, appealing, appeals
definition 1: to request earnestly; entreat.
The mayor appealed to the people for their support.
synonyms:
adjure, entreat, implore, invoke, petition, plead
similar words:
ask, beg, beseech, pray, request, solicit, sue, supplicate
definition 2: to seek recourse from a higher authority.
After losing the case in the lower court, he and his lawyer decided to appeal.
synonyms:
invoke
similar words:
petition, plead, request
definition 3: to attract or inspire interest.
The idea of starting my own business really appeals to me.The dress is nice, but the color doesn't appeal to me.
 
synonyms:
attract, draw, engage, interest, invite
similar words:
allure, charm, entice, fascinate, tempt
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: in law, to officially request a review of (a case) to a higher court.
My lawyer thinks we have a chance of winning if we appeal the case to a higher court.
similar words:
petition, plead, sue
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