What does Appeal mean?

Definitions for Appeal
əˈpilap·peal

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

  2. appealnoun

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

  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.

  4. appealnoun

    Resort to physical means; recourse.

  5. appealnoun

    The power to attract or interest

  6. appealnoun

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

  7. appealverb

    To accuse (someone of something).

  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.

  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.

  10. appealverb

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

  11. appealverb

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

  12. Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Appealnoun

    1.An appeal is a provocation from an inferior to a superior judge, whereby the jurisdiction of the inferior judge is for a while suspended, in respect of the cause; the cognizance being devolved to the superior judge. John Ayliffe Parergon.

    Etymology: from the verb To appeal.

    This ring
    Deliver them, and your appeal to us
    There make before them. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Our reason prompts us to a future state,
    The last appeal from fortune and from fate,
    Where God’s all righteous ways will be declar’d. Dryden.

    There are distributers of justice, from whom there lies an appeal to the prince. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    The duke’s unjust,
    Thus to retort your manifest appeal,
    And put your trial in the villain’s mouth,
    Which here you come to accuse. William Shakespeare, M. Wives of Windsor.

    Hast thou, according to thy oath and bond,
    Brought hither Henry Hereford, thy bold son,
    Here to make good the boist’rous late appeal
    Against the duke of Norfolk? William Shakespeare.

    Nor shall the sacred character of king
    Be urg’d to shield me from thy bold appeal,
    If I have injur’d thee, that makes us equal. John Dryden, Don. Seb.

    The casting up of the eyes, and lifting up of the hands, is a kind of appeal to the Deity, the authour of wonders. Francis Bacon.

  2. To APPEALverb

    Etymology: appello, Lat.

    From the ordinary therefore they appeal to themselves. Richard Hooker.

    Force, or a declared design of force, upon the person of another, where there is no common superior on earth to appeal to for relief, is the state of war; and it is the want of such an appeal gives a man the right of war, even against an aggressor, though he be in society and a fellow subject. John Locke.

    They knew no foe, but in the open field,
    And to their cause and to the gods appealed. George Stepney.

    Whether this, that the soul always thinks, be a self-evident proposition, I appeal to mankind. John Locke.

    One but flatters us,
    As well appeareth by the cause you come,
    Namely, t’ appeal each other of high treason. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.

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.

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  1. appeal

    Appeal is a formal request to a higher authority or court for a decision to be reconsidered or reversed. It can also refer to the attractiveness or interest that something or someone possesses that prompts a favorable reaction or draws attention. Additionally, appeal can be associated with an earnest plea or request for help, support, or participation.

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

  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

  3. Appealverb

    to summon; to challenge

  4. Appealverb

    to invoke

  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

  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

  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

  8. Appealverb

    the mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected

  9. Appealverb

    the right of appeal

  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

  11. Appealverb

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

  12. Appealverb

    a summons to answer to a charge

  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

  14. Appealverb

    resort to physical means; recourse

  15. 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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Numerology

  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. Quentin Crisp:

    Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.

  2. Geoffrey Manne:

    I definitely think she is incorrect on the law with respect to the duty to deal and Aspen Skiing, and she's vulnerable to reversal on appeal.

  3. Jamal Khashoggi:

    Sisi enjoyed the position of a hero at that time. He was the guy to fix Egypt and save it from chaos. Now in the same majlises (salons) in Riyadh, he's lost that appeal.

  4. Nicholas Colas:

    It's certainly a concern for financial firms...since it increases the cost of trading, i see it as a not-so-subtle attempt to show that Bloomberg the candidate is not afraid to hurt the clients of Bloomberg the business in order to appeal to Democratic voters.

  5. Janet Hoek:

    Cigarette packages have been meticulously crafted so they communicate attributes that will appeal to young people, the tobacco industry's replacement smokers, and reassure existing smokers, if tobacco packages are no longer glamorous or appealing, but are instead unattractive and off-putting, fewer young people will be tempted.

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Translations for Appeal

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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
  • fellebbez, fellebbezésHungarian
  • menarikIndonesian
  • appelloItalian
  • 訴えるJapanese
  • oproep, aanspreken, aantrekkelijk, aantrekken, beroep, in hoger beroep gaan, in beroep gaan, appeleren, beroep doen opDutch
  • podobać się, apelacjaPolish
  • atrairPortuguese
  • apel, a face recurs, atrage, apela, atragere, recursRomanian
  • воззвание, обжалование, призыв, апелляция, нра́виться, обжа́ловать, апелли́ровать, понра́виться, опротестова́ть, опротесто́выватьRussian
  • överklagaSwedish
  • อุทธรณ์Thai
  • temyiz etmekTurkish
  • bắt mắtVietnamese

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