Definition of APPEAL

noun : APPEAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm" ;

  • 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; "their appeal was denied in the superior court" ;

verb : APPEAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately" ;

  • 2. (

    ) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble" ;

  • 3. (

    ) be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people" ;

  • 4. (

    ) challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict" ;

  • 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" ;

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