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Synonyms for appeal

Synonyms for (noun) appeal

Synonyms: appeal Definition: (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 Usage: their appeal was denied in the superior court

Similar words: legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings Definition: (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

Synonyms: appeal, appealingness, charm Definition: attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates Usage: his smile was part of his appeal to her

Similar words: attractiveness Definition: sexual allure

Synonyms: collection, solicitation, appeal, ingathering Definition: request for a sum of money Usage: an appeal to raise money for starving children

Similar words: petition, request, postulation Definition: a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

Synonyms: appeal, entreaty, prayer Definition: earnest or urgent request Usage: an entreaty to stop the fighting; an appeal for help; an appeal to the public to keep calm

Similar words: asking, request Definition: the verbal act of requesting

Synonyms for (verb) appeal

Synonyms: appeal, invoke Definition: request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection Usage: appeal to somebody for help; Invoke God in times of trouble

Similar words: bespeak, call for, request, quest Definition: express the need or desire for; ask for Usage: She requested an extra bed in her room; She called for room service

Synonyms: appeal, invoke Definition: cite as an authority; resort to Usage: He invoked the law that would save him; I appealed to the law of 1900; She invoked an ancient law

Similar words: name, cite, bring up, advert, mention, refer Definition: make reference to Usage: His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Synonyms: appeal Definition: take a court case to a higher court for review Usage: He was found guilty but appealed immediately

Similar words: challenge Definition: issue a challenge to Usage: Fischer challenged Spassky to a match

Synonyms: appeal Definition: challenge (a decision) Usage: She appealed the verdict

Similar words: challenge, take exception Definition: raise a formal objection in a court of law