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  Definition of appeal
  1. (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 superio
  2. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
  3. request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
  4. earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
  5. request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
  6. 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"
  7. be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
  8. take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
  9. challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"
Similar Words: appealingness, charm, solicitation, collection, ingathering, entreaty, prayer, invoke, attract

 

Hyponyms: siren call, siren song, winsomeness, whip-round, adjuration, demagoguery, demagogy, supplication, plea, solicitation, suit, courtship, wooing, courting, plead, call on, turn, capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant, beckon

 

Derivational Morphology: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant, influence, tempt, attract, invoke, invocation, supplication, entreaty, prayer, appealingness, attraction, attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnet, attractiveness, appellant, plaintiff in error

 

Anagrams: paella

 

 
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