What does Appeal mean?

Definitions for Appeal
əˈpilAppeal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Appeal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entreaty, prayer, appealnoun

    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, charmnoun

    attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

    "his smile was part of his appeal to her"

  3. appealnoun

    (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, ingatheringverb

    request for a sum of money

    "an appeal to raise money for starving children"

  5. appealverb

    take a court case to a higher court for review

    "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"

  6. appeal, invokeverb

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

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

  7. attract, appealverb

    be attractive to

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

  8. appealverb

    challenge (a decision)

    "She appealed the verdict"

  9. invoke, appealverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. appealnoun

    (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination 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.

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  2. appealnoun

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

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  3. appealnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  4. appealnoun

    Resort to physical means; recourse.

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  5. appealnoun

    The power to attract or interest

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  6. appealnoun

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

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  7. appealverb

    To accuse (someone of something).

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  8. appealverb

    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.

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  9. appealverb

    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.

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  10. appealverb

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

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  11. appealverb

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

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

Wikipedia

  1. Appeal

    In law, an appeal is the process in which cases are reviewed by a higher authority, where parties request a formal change to an official decision. Appeals function both as a process for error correction as well as a process of clarifying and interpreting law. Although appellate courts have existed for thousands of years, common law countries did not incorporate an affirmative right to appeal into their jurisprudence until the 19th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appealverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Appealverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Appealverb

    to summon; to challenge

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Appealverb

    to invoke

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Appealverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Appealverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Appealverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Appealverb

    the mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Appealverb

    the right of appeal

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Appealverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Appealverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  12. Appealverb

    a summons to answer to a charge

    Etymology: [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.]

  13. Appealverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  14. Appealverb

    resort to physical means; recourse

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Appeal

    ap-pēl′, v.i. to call upon, have recourse to (with to): to refer (to a witness or superior authority): make supplication or earnest request to a person for a thing: to resort for verification or proof to some principle or person.—v.t. to remove a cause (to another court).—n. act of appealing: a supplication: removal of a cause to a higher tribunal.—adjs. Appeal′able; Appeal′ing, relating to appeals.—adv. Appeal′ingly.—n. Appeal′ingness. [O. Fr. apelerappellāre, -ātum, to address, call by name; also to appeal to, impeach.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. appeal

    See Appendix, Articles of War, 29, 30.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Appeal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Appeal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Appeal in a Sentence

  1. Nathan Law:

    I hope that for today’s verdict the Court of Final Appeal really treasures the motive of people fighting for democracy and fighting for justice as part of the consideration when making any judgments.

  2. Yannis Mouzalas:

    I appeal to residents to be patient and to my own services to be persistent, and we will make it, there will be no miracles, but an improvement.

  3. Thanat Thanawatcharanon:

    The sentence is much longer than we expected, we can lodge an appeal within a month but have to discuss first whether we will. In my personal view, the law should be scrapped, because the sentences are too long.

  4. Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale:

    What is happening now is that, as I've seen over and over again, the people of the Republic of Vanuatu need humanitarian assistance at the moment, and I'm very pleased with the international community that they have responded to my appeal.

  5. Charles Eliot Norton:

    The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in and keep step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.

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  • مناشدة, استئناف, التماسArabic
  • abellirCatalan, Valencian
  • odvolat, odvolání, apelovatCzech
  • ansprechen, Berufung, in Berufung gehen, anziehenGerman
  • apelar, atraerSpanish
  • جاذبه, استیناف, گیرایی, فرجام‌خواهی, کششPersian
  • haastaa, vetovoima, miellyttää, viehättää, pyytää, turvautuminen, kysyä, valittaa, haaste, kiinnostavuus, vetoomus, valitus, viehätysvoima, vedotaFinnish
  • interjeter, plaire, attrait, appel, appelerFrench
  • ath-èisdeachdScottish Gaelic
  • aachlashtynManx
  • अपीलHindi
  • fellebbezés, fellebbezHungarian
  • menarikIndonesian
  • appelloItalian
  • 訴えるJapanese
  • aanspreken, oproep, aantrekken, aantrekkelijk, appeleren, beroep, in hoger beroep gaan, in beroep gaan, beroep doen opDutch
  • apelacja, podobać sięPolish
  • atrairPortuguese
  • atrage, apel, a face recurs, atragere, recurs, apelaRomanian
  • нра́виться, апелляция, обжалование, призыв, обжа́ловать, апелли́ровать, понра́виться, опротестова́ть, воззвание, опротесто́выватьRussian
  • överklagaSwedish
  • อุทธรณ์Thai
  • temyiz etmekTurkish

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