Definitions for appealəˈpil

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  1. entreaty, prayer, appeal(noun)

    earnest or urgent request

    "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"

  2. appeal, appealingness, charm(noun)

    attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

    "his smile was part of his appeal to her"

  3. 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

    "their appeal was denied in the superior court"

  4. solicitation, appeal, collection, ingathering(verb)

    request for a sum of money

    "an appeal to raise money for starving children"

  5. appeal(verb)

    take a court case to a higher court for review

    "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"

  6. appeal, invoke(verb)

    request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

    "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"

  7. attract, appeal(verb)

    be attractive to

    "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

  8. appeal(verb)

    challenge (a decision)

    "She appealed the verdict"

  9. invoke, appeal(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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. appeal(Noun)

    (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reu00EBxamination or review. (b) The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected. (c) The right of appeal. (d) An accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public. (e) An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. --Tomlins. --Bouvier.

  2. appeal(Noun)

    A summons to answer to a charge. --John Dryden.

  3. appeal(Noun)

    A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty.

    A kind of appeal to the Deity, the author of wonders. -Francis Bacon.

  4. appeal(Noun)

    Resort to physical means; recourse.

  5. appeal(Noun)

    The power to attract or interest

  6. appeal(Noun)

    : the act, by the fielding side, of asking an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not.

  7. appeal(Verb)

    To accuse (someone of something).

  8. appeal(Verb)

    To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision. --Tomlins.

  9. appeal(Verb)

    To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.

  10. appeal(Verb)

    To be attractive; as, that idea appeals to me means "I find the idea attractive".

  11. appeal(Verb)

    To ask an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not

  12. Origin: From apeler, from appello.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Appeal(verb)

    to make application for the removal of (a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court

  2. Appeal(verb)

    to charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a private criminal prosecution against for some heinous crime; as, to appeal a person of felony

  3. Appeal(verb)

    to summon; to challenge

  4. Appeal(verb)

    to invoke

  5. Appeal(verb)

    to apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision

  6. Appeal(verb)

    to call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request

  7. Appeal(verb)

    an application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reexamination or review

  8. Appeal(verb)

    the mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected

  9. Appeal(verb)

    the right of appeal

  10. Appeal(verb)

    an accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public

  11. Appeal(verb)

    an accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See Approvement

  12. Appeal(verb)

    a summons to answer to a charge

  13. Appeal(verb)

    a call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty

  14. Appeal(verb)

    resort to physical means; recourse

  15. Origin: [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. See Pulse, and cf. Peal.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appeal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1069

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appeal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2957

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appeal' in Nouns Frequency: #413

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appeal' in Verbs Frequency: #477


Translations for appeal

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  • استئناف, التماسArabic
  • abellirCatalan, Valencian
  • odvolání, odvolat, apelovatCzech
  • Berufung, in Berufung gehen, ansprechen, anziehenGerman
  • apelar, atraerSpanish
  • گیرایی, جاذبه, کشش, فرجام‌خواهی, استینافPersian
  • vedota, viehätysvoima, valitus, kiinnostavuus, haaste, kysyä, vetovoima, pyytää, haastaa, turvautuminen, viehättää, miellyttää, valittaa, vetoomusFinnish
  • attrait, appel, appeler, interjeter, plaireFrench
  • ath-èisdeachdScottish Gaelic
  • aachlashtynManx
  • fellebbez, fellebbezésHungarian
  • 訴えるJapanese
  • appeleren, aantrekkelijk, in beroep gaan, beroep doen op, beroep, oproep, aantrekken, in hoger beroep gaan, aansprekenDutch
  • podobać się, apelacjaPolish
  • atrairPortuguese
  • a face recurs, recurs, apela, atragere, atrage, apelRomanian
  • воззвание, апелляция, нра́виться, обжа́ловать, понра́виться, опротесто́вывать, опротестова́ть, апелли́ровать, обжалование, призывRussian
  • överklagaSwedish
  • temyiz etmekTurkish

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