Definition of Appeal

1. Noun. Earnest or urgent request. "An appeal to the public to keep calm"

Exact synonyms: Entreaty, Prayer
Generic synonyms: Asking, Request
Specialized synonyms: Adjuration, Demagoguery, Demagogy, Plea, Supplication, Solicitation, Suit, Courting, Courtship, Suit, Wooing



2. Verb. Take a court case to a higher court for review. "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
Generic synonyms: Challenge
Derivative terms: Appealable, Appellant, Appellant

3. Noun. Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates. "His smile was part of his appeal to her"
Exact synonyms: Appealingness, Charm
Generic synonyms: Attractiveness
Specialized synonyms: Siren Call, Siren Song, Winsomeness
Derivative terms: Appealing, Appealing, Charm, Charm

4. Verb. Request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection. "Invoke God in times of trouble"
Exact synonyms: Invoke
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Specialized synonyms: Plead, Call On, Turn
Derivative terms: Invocation, Invocation

5. Noun. (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"
Generic synonyms: Legal Proceeding, Proceeding, Proceedings
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

6. Verb. Be attractive to. "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

7. Noun. Request for a sum of money. "An appeal to raise money for starving children"
Exact synonyms: Collection, Ingathering, Solicitation
Generic synonyms: Petition, Postulation, Request
Specialized synonyms: Whip-round

8. Verb. Challenge (a decision). "She appealed the verdict"
Generic synonyms: Challenge, Take Exception
Derivative terms: Appealable, Appellant

9. Verb. Cite as an authority; resort to. "She invoked an ancient law"
Exact synonyms: Invoke
Generic synonyms: Advert, Bring Up, Cite, Mention, Name, Refer

Definition of Appeal

1. v. t. To make application for the removal of (a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court.

2. v. t. To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reëxamination of for decision.

3. n. An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination or review.

Definition of Appeal

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To accuse (someone of something). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive legal chiefly US) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision. --Tomlins. WP ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To be attractive; as, ''that idea appeals to me'' means "I find the idea attractive". ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive cricket) To ask an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not ¹

6. Noun. (legal) (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination or review. (b) The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected. (c) The right of appeal. (d) An accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public. (e) An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. --Tomlins. --Bouvier. ¹

7. Noun. A summons to answer to a charge. --John Dryden. ¹

8. Noun. A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty. ¹

9. Noun. Resort to physical means; recourse. ¹

10. Noun. The power to attract or interest ¹

11. Noun. (cricket): the act, by the fielding side, of asking an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appeal

1. to make an earnest request [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Appeal

1. 1. An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reexamination or review. The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected. The right of appeal. An accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public. An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See Approvement. 2. A summons to answer to a charge. 3. A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty. "A kind of appeal to the Deity, the author of wonders." (Bacon) 4. Resort to physical means; recourse. "Every milder method is to be tried, before a nation makes an appeal to arms." (Kent) Origin: OE. Appel, apel, OF. Apel, F. Appel, fr. Appeler. See Appeal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Appeal

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In the first of these cases the appeal is on law only as in the case of other ... The appeal in such coses is as to matters of law only, the justices' ..."

2. The Code of Virginia: With the Declaration of Independence and Constitution by Virginia (1849)
"If the property be of the value of ten dollars, the justice shall, within five days, allow an appeal from such order and judgment, on security being given ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1904)
"The appeal To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation made the greatest ... This - appeal was the manifesto of a revolution sent forth by a true leader ..."

4. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"Book appeal of the Indianapolis Public Library BY AMY WINSLOW Chief of the Publications Division OWING to the great book shortage, due to increased use of ..."

5. Journal of Applied Psychology by American Psychological Association, American Association for Applied Psychology (1922)
"THE TESTIMONIAL AS AN ADVERTISING appeal By EGBERT M. TURNER, ... However, a concern depending mainly upon the testimonial method of appeal cannot afford to ..."

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