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Definition of "appeal" []

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."