Definitions for appealəˈpil

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•pealəˈpil(n.; v.)-pealed, -peal•ing.

  1. (n.)an earnest plea; entreaty; plea:

    an appeal for help.

  2. a request or reference to some authority for a decision, corroboration, or judgment.

  3. an application for review by a higher tribunal. (in a legislative body) a formal question as to the correctness of a ruling.

    Category: Law

  4. the power or ability to attract or stimulate the mind or emotions:

    The game has lost its appeal.

  5. (v.i.)to make an earnest plea:

    appealed to the alumni for funds.

  6. to apply for review of a case or particular issue to a higher tribunal.

    Category: Law

  7. to have need of or ask for proof, a decision, corroboration, etc.

  8. to exert an attraction:

    The red hat appeals to me.

  9. (v.t.)to apply for review of (a case) to a higher tribunal. to charge with a crime.

    Category: Law

Origin of appeal:

1250–1300; < AF, OF a(p)peler < L appellāre to speak to =ap-1+pellere to push, beat against

ap•peal′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. appeal(noun)əˈpil

    an urgent request

    The president made a desperate appeal to the world for aid.

  2. appealəˈpil

    the state of being interesting or attractive

    the appeal of dangerous sports; her beauty and appeal

  3. appealəˈpil

    an official request for the law court to change a decision

    to launch an appeal against the guilty verdict

  4. appeal(verb)əˈpil

    to request urgently

    The artist appealed to the thieves to return the stolen paintings.

  5. appealəˈpil

    to interest or attract

    The design didn't appeal to teenagers.

  6. appealəˈpil

    to make an appeal in a court

    The defendant will appeal against the decision.

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

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

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

appeal(noun)

(the act of making) a request (for help, a decision etc)

The appeal raised $500 for charity; a last appeal for help; The judge rejected his appeal.

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