Definition of "appeal" [ap•peal]

  • An earnest or urgent request, entreaty, or supplication. (noun)
  • A resort to a higher authority or greater power, as for sanction, corroboration, or a decision: an appeal to reason; an appeal to her listener's sympathy. (noun)
  • Law The transfer of a case from a lower to a higher court for a new hearing. (noun)
  • Law A case so transferred. (noun)
  • Law A request for a new hearing. (noun)
  • A request for relief, aid, etc (noun)

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  • The power to attract, please, stimulate, or interest (noun)
  • An application or resort to another person or authority, esp a higher one, as for a decision or confirmation of a decision (noun)
  • The judicial review by a superior court of the decision of a lower tribunal (noun)
  • A request for such review (noun)
  • The right to such review (noun)
  • A verbal request to the umpire from one or more members of the fielding side to declare a batsman out (noun)
  • (formerly) a formal charge or accusation (noun)
  • To make an earnest request for relief, support, etc (verb)
  • To attract, please, stimulate, or interest (verb)
  • To apply to a superior court to review (a case or particular issue decided by a lower tribunal) (verb)
  • To resort (to), as for a decision or confirmation of a decision (verb)
  • To ask the umpire to declare a batsman out (verb)
  • To challenge the umpire's or referee's decision (verb)

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Use "appeal" in a sentence
  • "III. v.11 (183,1) Upon his own appeal] To _appeal_, in Shakespeare, is to"
  • "Hence the term "appeal" as I use it is broadly based and must be viewed in the context of the specific call to action."
  • "Look at the sales of Alli, a drug whose main appeal is the nasty effects it imposes a cost of slamming a Star Cake."