Definitions for appeal
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word appeal.
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"
appeal, appealingness, charmnoun
attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
"his smile was part of his appeal to her"
(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"
solicitation, appeal, collection, ingatheringverb
request for a sum of money
"an appeal to raise money for starving children"
take a court case to a higher court for review
"He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
"appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
be attractive to
"The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
challenge (a decision)
"She appealed the verdict"
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"
(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.
A summons to answer to a charge. --John Dryden.
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.
Resort to physical means; recourse.
The power to attract or interest
the act, by the fielding side, of asking an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not.
To accuse (someone of something).
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.
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.
To be attractive; as, that idea appeals to me means "I find the idea attractive".
To ask an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not
Etymology: From apeler, from appello.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
to summon; to challenge
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
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
an application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reexamination or review
the mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected
the right of appeal
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
an accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See Approvement
a summons to answer to a charge
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
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
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. apeler—appellāre, -ātum, to address, call by name; also to appeal to, impeach.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
See Appendix, Articles of War, 29, 30.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'appeal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1069
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'appeal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2957
Rank popularity for the word 'appeal' in Nouns Frequency: #413
Rank popularity for the word 'appeal' in Verbs Frequency: #477
The numerical value of appeal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of appeal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I think that's kind of the core mission here is kind of trying to appeal to people our age, getting them involved in politics, i think our biggest demographic that we're appealing to is actually people that are not political junkies like Mike Brodo, that are always talking about it. It's the people that care about politics to the level that any citizen should, but are just so turned off because of how polarized and disgusting a lot of the discourse is today.
I am very, very worried that candidates can use that for political moving without having a real, proper, healthy, studied debate ; honestly, we can not afford to make mistakes that have happened in the past, i do have this feeling that it is to appeal to people just for the sake of votes.
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.
I thought it was a good speech, now, in this particular case, dealing with my friend and brother Joe, if he was trying to get votes, it was not the vote-getting speech … I'm a minister. Either you get up, and you try to persuade people of their sins and appeal to their better angels. But when they come to church, and they still have the jug of whiskey up under the pew, you say, you’re going to hell. I think he gave a ‘you’re going to hell’ speech.
To be clear: Kremlin approval of this appeal would amount to the Russian government’s wholesale rejection of its commitments under the Minsk agreements, enactment of this resolution would further undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, constitute a gross violation of international law, call into further question Russia’s stated commitment to continue to engage in diplomacy to achieve a peaceful resolution of this crisis.
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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
- fellebbezés, fellebbezHungarian
- aanspreken, oproep, aantrekken, aantrekkelijk, appeleren, beroep, in hoger beroep gaan, in beroep gaan, beroep doen opDutch
- apelacja, podobać sięPolish
- atrage, apel, a face recurs, atragere, recurs, apelaRomanian
- нра́виться, апелляция, обжалование, призыв, обжа́ловать, апелли́ровать, понра́виться, опротестова́ть, воззвание, опротесто́выватьRussian
- temyiz etmekTurkish
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