Definitions for appeal

Definitions for (noun) appeal

Main entry: 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

Main entry: appeal, appealingness, charm

Definition: attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

Usage: his smile was part of his appeal to her

Main entry: collection, solicitation, appeal, ingathering

Definition: request for a sum of money

Usage: an appeal to raise money for starving children

Main entry: 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

Definitions for (verb) appeal

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: appeal, attract

Definition: be attractive to

Usage: The idea of a vacation appeals to me; The beautiful garden attracted many people

Main entry: appeal

Definition: take a court case to a higher court for review

Usage: He was found guilty but appealed immediately

Main entry: appeal

Definition: challenge (a decision)

Usage: She appealed the verdict

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