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appeal



I - noun
1. earnest or urgent request (Freq. 9)
- an entreaty to stop the fighting
- an appeal for help
- an appeal to the public to keep calm
Syn:
entreaty, prayer
Hypernyms:
request, asking
Hyponyms:
adjuration, demagoguery, demagogy, supplication, plea,
solicitation, suit, courtship, wooing, courting
2. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates (Freq. 8)
- his smile was part of his appeal to her
Syn:
appealingness, charm
Derivationally related forms:
charm (for: charm), appealing (for: appealingness)
Hypernyms:
attractiveness
Hyponyms:
siren call, siren song, winsomeness
3. (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 (Freq. 8)
- their appeal was denied in the superior court
Topics:
law, jurisprudence
Hypernyms:
proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
4. request for a sum of money
- an appeal to raise money for starving children
Syn:
solicitation, collection, ingathering
Hypernyms:
request, petition, postulation
Hyponyms:
whip-round

II - verb
1. take a court case to a higher court for review (Freq. 4)
- He was found guilty but appealed immediately
Derivationally related forms:
appealable, appellant
Hypernyms:
challenge
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
2. request earnestly (something from somebody);
ask for aid or protection (Freq. 2)
- appeal to somebody for help
- Invoke God in times of trouble
Syn:
invoke
Derivationally related forms:
invocation (for: invoke)
Hypernyms:
request, bespeak, call for, quest
Hyponyms:
plead, call on, turn
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s to somebody
3. be attractive to (Freq. 1)
- The idea of a vacation appeals to me
- The beautiful garden attracted many people
Syn:
attract
Ant:
repel (for: attract)
Derivationally related forms:
attractive (for: attract), attraction (for: attract), attractor (for: attract)
Hyponyms:
capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm,
enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch,
entrance, enchant, beckon
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
4. challenge (a decision)
- She appealed the verdict
Derivationally related forms:
appealable, appellant
Hypernyms:
challenge, take exception
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. 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
Syn:
invoke
Hypernyms:
mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s PP

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