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