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appeal

 
Noun appeal has 4 senses
  1. entreaty, prayer, appeal - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
    --1 is a kind of request, asking
    --1 has particulars:
     adjuration; demagoguery, demagogy; supplication, plea; solicitation; suit; courtship, wooing, courting, suit
    Derived form: verb appeal2
  2. appeal, appealingness, charm - attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
    --2 is a kind of attractiveness
    --2 has particulars: siren call, siren song; winsomeness
    Derived form: verb appeal3
  3. appeal - (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"
    --3 is a kind of
    proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
    Derived forms: verb appeal4, verb appeal1
  4. solicitation, appeal, collection, ingathering - request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
    --4 is a kind of request, petition, postulation
    --4 has particulars: whip-round
Verb appeal has 5 senses
  1. appeal - take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
    --1 is one way to
    challenge
    Derived forms: noun appellant1, noun appeal3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  2. appeal, invoke - request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
    --2 is one way to request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Derived form: noun appeal1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s to somebody
  3. attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
    Derived form: noun appeal2
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. appeal - challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"
    --4 is one way to
    challenge, take exception
    Derived form: noun appeal3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. invoke, appeal - 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"
    --5 is one way to mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    => Somebody ----s PP
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