What does appeal mean?

Definitions for appeal
əˈpilap·peal

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

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"

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 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. appeal(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  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.

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  4. appeal(Noun)

    Resort to physical means; recourse.

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  5. appeal(Noun)

    The power to attract or interest

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  6. appeal(Noun)

    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. appeal(Verb)

    To accuse (someone of something).

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  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.

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  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.

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  10. appeal(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From apeler, from appello.

  11. appeal(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

    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. 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

    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. Appeal(verb)

    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. Appeal(verb)

    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. 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

    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. 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

    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. 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

    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. Appeal(verb)

    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. Appeal(verb)

    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. 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

    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. Appeal(verb)

    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. Appeal(verb)

    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. 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

    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. Appeal(verb)

    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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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. Scott Shellenberger:

    Death was the decision of the jury. These sentences were lawfully imposed and upheld numerous times on appeal, the governor should not be using his last days in office to show any mercy to these cold, calculating killers.

  2. Sartaj Aziz:

    Even if, you know, for political reasons or short-term popularity somebody espouses these ideas to appeal to one segment of the population, the broad spectrum of America... will not buy this.

  3. Catherine Lim:

    People would like to see Tharman around to set the tone for a new PAP leadership, it's time now for a completely different one, and the only person whom I can think of to set that tone convincingly and who can appeal to Singaporeans across ethnic groups would be Mr Tharman.

  4. 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.

  5. European Council:

    I want to appeal to all potential illegal economic migrants wherever you are from: Do not come to Europe. Do not believe the smugglers. Do not risk your lives and your money, it is all for nothing. Greece or any other European country will no longer be a transit country.

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  • استئناف, التماس, مناشدةArabic
  • 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
  • अपीलHindi
  • fellebbez, fellebbezésHungarian
  • appelloItalian
  • 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
  • อุทธรณ์Thai
  • temyiz etmekTurkish

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