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ap·peal

 (ə-pēl′)
n.
1. An earnest or urgent request, entreaty, or supplication.
2. 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.
3. Law
a. A higher court's review of the correctness of a decision by a lower court.
b. A case so reviewed.
c. A request for a higher court to review the decision of a lower court.
4. The power of attracting or of arousing interest: a city with special appeal for museumgoers.
v. ap·pealed, ap·peal·ing, ap·peals
v.intr.
1. To make an earnest or urgent request, as for help.
2. To have recourse, as for corroboration; resort: I appeal to your sense of justice.
3. Law To make or request an appeal.
4. To be attractive or interesting: The idea didn't appeal to me.
v.tr. Law
To request for an appeal of (a case) to a higher court for rehearing.
Idiom:
on appeal
In the process of being appealed; while being appealed.

[Middle English apel, from Old French, from apeler, to appeal, from Latin appellāre, to entreat; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

ap·peal′a·bil′i·ty n.
ap·peal′a·ble adj.
ap·peal′er n.

appeal

(əˈpiːl)
n
1. a request for relief, aid, etc
2. the power to attract, please, stimulate, or interest: a dress with appeal.
3. an application or resort to another person or authority, esp a higher one, as for a decision or confirmation of a decision
4. (Law) law
a. the judicial review by a superior court of the decision of a lower tribunal
b. a request for such review
c. the right to such review
5. (Cricket) cricket a verbal request to the umpire from one or more members of the fielding side to declare a batsman out
6. (Law) English law (formerly) a formal charge or accusation: appeal of felony.
vb
7. (intr) to make an earnest request for relief, support, etc
8. (intr) to attract, please, stimulate, or interest
9. (Law) law to apply to a superior court to review (a case or particular issue decided by a lower tribunal)
10. (intr) to resort (to), as for a decision or confirmation of a decision
11. (Cricket) (intr) cricket to ask the umpire to declare a batsman out
12. (General Sporting Terms) (intr) to challenge the umpire's or referee's decision
[C14: from Old French appeler, from Latin appellāre to entreat (literally: to approach), from pellere to push, drive]
apˈpealable adj
apˈpealer n

ap•peal

(əˈpil)

n., v. -pealed, -peal•ing. n.
1. an earnest plea; entreaty; plea: an appeal for help.
2. a request or reference to some authority for a decision, corroboration, or judgment.
3.
a. an application for review by a higher tribunal.
b. (in a legislative body) a formal question as to the correctness of a ruling.
4. the power or ability to attract or stimulate the mind or emotions: The game has lost its appeal.
v.i.
5. to make an earnest plea: appealed to the alumni for funds.
6. to apply for review of a case or particular issue to a higher tribunal.
7. to have need of or ask for proof, a decision, corroboration, etc.
8. to exert an attraction: The red hat appeals to me.
v.t.
9.
a. to apply for review of (a case) to a higher tribunal.
b. to charge with a crime.
[1250–1300; < Anglo-French, Old French a(p)peler < Latin appellāre to speak to = ap-1 + pellere to push, beat against]
ap•peal`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ap•peal′a•ble, adj.
ap•peal′er, n.

appeal

In British English, if someone appeals against a legal decision or sentence, they formally ask a court to change the decision or reduce the sentence.

He appealed against the five year sentence he had been given.

Speakers of American English do not use 'against' after appeal. They say that someone appeals a decision.

Casey's lawyer said he was appealing the interim decision.

appeal


Past participle: appealed
Gerund: appealing

Imperative
appeal
appeal
Present
I appeal
you appeal
he/she/it appeals
we appeal
you appeal
they appeal
Preterite
I appealed
you appealed
he/she/it appealed
we appealed
you appealed
they appealed
Present Continuous
I am appealing
you are appealing
he/she/it is appealing
we are appealing
you are appealing
they are appealing
Present Perfect
I have appealed
you have appealed
he/she/it has appealed
we have appealed
you have appealed
they have appealed
Past Continuous
I was appealing
you were appealing
he/she/it was appealing
we were appealing
you were appealing
they were appealing
Past Perfect
I had appealed
you had appealed
he/she/it had appealed
we had appealed
you had appealed
they had appealed
Future
I will appeal
you will appeal
he/she/it will appeal
we will appeal
you will appeal
they will appeal
Future Perfect
I will have appealed
you will have appealed
he/she/it will have appealed
we will have appealed
you will have appealed
they will have appealed
Future Continuous
I will be appealing
you will be appealing
he/she/it will be appealing
we will be appealing
you will be appealing
they will be appealing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appealing
you have been appealing
he/she/it has been appealing
we have been appealing
you have been appealing
they have been appealing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appealing
you will have been appealing
he/she/it will have been appealing
we will have been appealing
you will have been appealing
they will have been appealing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been appealing
you had been appealing
he/she/it had been appealing
we had been appealing
you had been appealing
they had been appealing
Conditional
I would appeal
you would appeal
he/she/it would appeal
we would appeal
you would appeal
they would appeal
Past Conditional
I would have appealed
you would have appealed
he/she/it would have appealed
we would have appealed
you would have appealed
they would have appealed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appeal - earnest or urgent requestappeal - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
asking, request - the verbal act of requesting
adjuration - a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
demagoguery, demagogy - impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
plea, supplication - a humble request for help from someone in authority
solicitation - an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status; "a solicitation to the king for relief"
suit - a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
courting, courtship, wooing, suit - a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"
2.appeal - attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulatesappeal - attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
attractiveness - sexual allure
siren call, siren song - the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous; "he succumbed to the siren call of the wilderness"
winsomeness - childlike charm or appeal
3.appeal - (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 trialappeal - (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"
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
4.appeal - request for a sum of moneyappeal - request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
petition, request, postulation - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
whip-round - (British) solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose
Verb1.appeal - take a court case to a higher court for reviewappeal - take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
challenge - issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
2.appeal - request earnestly (something from somebody)appeal - request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
plead - appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"
call on, turn - have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to; "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her relatives for help"
3.appeal - be attractive toappeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
bewitch, captivate, charm, enamor, enamour, entrance, trance, becharm, beguile, enchant, capture, fascinate, catch - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
beckon - appear inviting; "The shop window decorations beckoned"
4.appeal - challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"
take exception, challenge - raise a formal objection in a court of law
5.appeal - 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"
cite, mention, refer, advert, name, bring up - make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

appeal

verb
1. plead, call, ask, apply, refer, request, sue, lobby, pray, beg, petition, solicit, implore, beseech, entreat, importune, adjure, supplicate The UN has appealed for help from the international community.
plead refuse, deny, reject, repudiate, repulse
noun
1. plea, call, application, request, prayer, petition, overture, invocation, solicitation, entreaty, supplication, suit, cry from the heart, adjuration The government issued a last-minute appeal to him to return.
plea refusal, rejection, denial, repudiation
3. retrial, reconsideration She lost the case on appeal.
appeal to someone attract, interest, draw, please, invite, engage, charm, fascinate, tempt, lure, entice, enchant, captivate, allure, bewitch The idea appealed to him.
Quotations
"appeal: in law, to put the dice into the box for another throw" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

appeal

noun
1. An earnest or urgent request:
2. An application to a higher authority, as for sanction or a decision:
Law: prayer.
verb
1. To make an earnest or urgent request:
Archaic: conjure.
2. To bring an appeal or request, for example, to the attention of:
Obsolete: sue.
3. Law. To make application to a higher authority, as to a court of law:
Law: sue.
4. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action:
Informal: pull.
Translations
إغْراء، جَاذِبِيَّهاِسْتِئْنافيَروق لِ، يُعْجِبيَسْتَأْنِفُيَسْتَأنِف حُكْماً
abellir
odvolánížádostzamlouvat seodvolat sepřitažlivost
appelappellerebedebøntiltale
vedotavetoomusanoapyytää
apelapeliratipriziv
felhívásfellebbezfellebbezéstetszik
áfrÿjaaîdráttaraflbiîja innilegafalla í geîumleitun, ákall; áfrÿjun
懇願懇願する
간청간청하다
apeliacijaapskųsti apeliacine tvarkakreiptismaldaujantispaduoti apeliaciją
aicinājumsapelācijaapelētiesniegt apelācijulūgt
odvolať sa
klicpritožbapritožiti seprivlačnostprošnja
vädjavädjan
ขออุทธรณ์คำขอร้อง
rica etmektemyiz etmekyakarışyalvarışcazibe
kêu gọilời kêu gọi

appeal

[əˈpiːl]
A. N
1. (requesting sth)
1.1. (= call) → llamamiento m, llamado m (LAm); (= request) → petición f, solicitud f
he made an appeal for calmhizo un llamamiento a la calma
to issue an appeal for aid for sbhacer un llamamiento solicitando ayuda para algn
the police repeated their appeal for witnesses to contact themla policía volvió a hacer un llamamiento a posibles testigos del hecho para que se pusieran en contacto con ellos
an appeal to arms/reasonun llamamiento a las armas/la cordura
our appeal for volunteersla petición or solicitud que hicimos de voluntarios
1.2. (= entreaty) → súplica f
he was deaf to all appealshacía oídos sordos a todas las súplicas
1.3. (= campaign for donations) they launched a £5 million appeal for cancer researchrealizaron una campaña para la recaudación de 5 millones de libras para la lucha contra el cáncer
an appeal on behalf of a mental health charityuna petición de ayuda para una organización benéfica de salud mental
1.4. (Jur) → apelación f, recurso m (de apelación)
his appeal was successfulsu apelación or recurso (de apelación) dio resultado
there is no appeal against his decisionsu fallo es inapelable
she won/lost the case on appealganó/perdió el caso en la apelación or en segunda instancia
right of or to appealderecho m de apelación, derecho m a apelar
their lands were forfeit without appealsus tierras fueron confiscadas sin posibilidad de apelación
see also court
2. (= attraction) → atractivo m, encanto m
the party's new name was meant to give it greater public appealel nuevo nombre del partido tenía como objetivo atraer a más público
the idea held little appealla idea no le resultaba muy atrayente
see sex
B. VI
1.
to appeal for (= call publicly for) [+ peace, tolerance, unity] → hacer un llamamiento a; (= request) → solicitar, pedir
the authorities appealed for calmlas autoridades hicieron un llamamiento a la calma
the police have appealed to the public for informationla policía ha hecho un llamamiento al público pidiendo información
to appeal for fundssolicitar or pedir fondos
he appealed for silencerogó silencio
2. (= call upon)
to appeal to sb's finer feelings/sb's generosityapelar a los sentimientos nobles/la generosidad de algn
to appeal to the country (Pol) → recurrir al arbitrio de las urnas
3. (Jur) → apelar
to appeal against [+ sentence, ruling] → apelar contra or de, recurrir (contra)
they have appealed to the Supreme Court to stop her extraditionhan apelado or recurrido al Tribunal Supremo para detener su proceso de extradición
4. (= be attractive) that sort of comedy doesn't appeal any moreese tipo de humor ya no gusta
to appeal to sb [idea, activity] → atraer a algn, resultar atrayente a algn
I don't think this will appeal to the publicno creo que esto le atraiga al públicono creo que esto le resulte atrayente al público
it appeals to the child in everyonehace salir al niño que llevamos dentro
C. VT (US) (Jur) to appeal a decision/verdictapelar contra or de una decisión/un veredicto, recurrir (contra) una decisión/un veredicto
D. CPD appeal(s) committee Ncomité m de apelación
appeal court Ntribunal m de apelación
appeal judge Njuez mf de apelación, jueza f de apelación
appeal(s) procedure Nprocedimiento m de apelación
appeal(s) process Nproceso m de apelación

appeal

[əˈpiːl]
vi
(LAW)faire appel, interjeter appel
to appeal against a decision (British)faire appel d'une décision
to appeal against a verdict (British)faire appel d'un verdict
to appeal to the Supreme Court → se pourvoir en cassation
(= call) to appeal for sth [+ calm, help, witnesses] → lancer un appel à qch
They appealed for help → Ils ont lancé un appel au secours.
The police have appealed for witnesses → La police a lancé un appel à témoins.
He appealed for calm → Il a lancé un appel au calme.
He appealed for silence
BUT Il a demandé le silence.
to appeal to sb for sth → demander qch à qn
to appeal to sb for mercy → implorer la pitié de qn
(= be attractive) [idea, book] → être attrayant(e), être tentant(e)
to appeal to sb → plaire à qn, tenter qn
Greece doesn't appeal to me → Ça ne me tente pas d'aller en Grèce.
Does that appeal to you? → Ça te tente?
It doesn't appeal to me
BUT Cela ne m'attire pas.
vt (LAW) [+ verdict] → faire appel de
They intend to appeal the verdict → Ils ont l'intention de faire appel du verdict.
n
(LAW)appel m
right of appeal → droit m de recours
to make an appeal → faire appel
(= call, request) → appel m
to launch an appeal → lancer un appel
They have launched an appeal → Ils ont lancé un appel.
(= charm) → attrait m, charme mappeal court ncour f d'appel

appeal

n
(= request) (for help, money etc) → Aufruf m, → Appell m, → (dringende) Bitte (for um); (for mercy) → Gesuch nt(for um); appeal for fundsSpendenappell or -aufruf mor -aktion f; to make an appeal to somebody (to do something)an jdn appellieren(, etw zu tun); (charity, organization etc)einen Appell or Aufruf an jdn richten(, etw zu tun); to make an appeal to somebody for somethingjdn um etw bitten; (charity, organization etc)jdn zu etw aufrufen; to make an appeal for mercy (officially) → ein Gnadengesuch einreichen
(= supplication)Flehen nt
(against decision) → Einspruch m; (Jur) (against sentence) → Berufung f; (actual trial) → Revision f, → Revisionsverfahren nt; he lost his appealer verlor in der Berufung; to lodge an appealEinspruch erheben; (Jur) → Berufung einlegen (with bei); right of appealEinspruchsrecht nt; (Jur) → Berufungsrecht nt; she lost the case on appealsie hat in der Berufung verloren; Court of AppealBerufungsgericht nt
(for decision, support) → Appell m, → Aufruf m; the captain made an appeal against the lightder Mannschaftskapitän erhob Einspruch or Beschwerde wegen der Lichtverhältnisse
(= power of attraction)Reiz m(to für), Anziehungskraft f (→ to auf +acc); his music has (a) wide appealseine Musik spricht viele Leute or weite Kreise an or findet großen Anklang; skiing has lost its appeal (for me)Skifahren hat seinen Reiz (für mich) verloren; I just don’t understand the appeal of itich verstehe nicht, was daran so reizvoll sein soll
vi
(= make request)(dringend) bitten, ersuchen (geh); to appeal to somebody for somethingjdn um etw bitten or ersuchen (geh); to appeal to the public to do somethingdie Öffentlichkeit (dazu) aufrufen, etw zu tun
(against decision: to authority etc) → Einspruch erheben (to bei); (Jur) → Berufung einlegen (to bei); he was given leave to appeal (Jur) → es wurde ihm anheimgestellt, Berufung einzulegen
(= apply: for support, decision) → sich wenden, appellieren (→ to an +acc); (to sb’s feelings etc) → appellieren (→ to an +acc); (Sport) → Einspruch erheben (from bei), Beschwerde einlegen; to appeal to somebody’s better naturean jds besseres Ich appellieren
(= be attractive)reizen (to sb jdn), zusagen (to sb jdm); (plan, candidate, idea)zusagen (to sb jdm); (book, magazine)ansprechen (to sb jdn); it simply doesn’t appeales findet einfach keinen Anklang; how does that appeal?wie gefällt Ihnen das?; the story appealed to his sense of humourdie Geschichte sprach seinen Sinn für Humor an
vt to appeal a case/verdict (Jur) → mit einem Fall/gegen ein Urteil in die Berufung gehen; to appeal a decisionEinspruch gegen eine Entscheidung einlegen or erheben

appeal

[əˈpiːl]
1. vi
a. (call, beg) to appeal (to sb)implorare (qn), supplicare (qn)
to appeal for → chiedere (con insistenza)
he appealed for silence → ha invitato al silenzio
he appealed to them for help → si è rivolto a loro per un aiuto
she appealed to her attacker for mercy → ha supplicato il suo assalitore di avere pietà
to appeal for funds → lanciare un appello per ottenere dei fondi
b. (Law) to appeal (against sth/to sb)appellarsi (contro qc/presso qn), ricorrere in appello (contro qc/presso qn)
c. (attract) → attirare, attrarre
it doesn't appeal to me → mi dice poco
it appeals to the imagination → stimola la fantasia
2. n
a. (call) → appello; (request) → richiesta
an appeal for funds → una richiesta di aiuti economici or di fondi
he made an appeal for calm → ha fatto appello alla calma
b. (Law) → appello, ricorso (legale)
right of appeal → diritto d'appello
c. (attraction) → attrattiva, fascino
a book of general appeal → un libro di interesse generale

appeal

(əːpiːl) verb
1. (often with to) to ask earnestly for something. She appealed (to him) for help.
2. to take a case one has lost to a higher court etc; to ask (a referee, judge etc) for a new decision. He appealed against a three-year sentence.
3. (with to) to be pleasing. This place appeals to me.
noun
1. (the act of making) a request (for help, a decision etc). The appeal raised $500 for charity; a last appeal for help; The judge rejected his appeal.
2. attraction. Music holds little appeal for me.
apˈpealing adjective
1. pleasing. an appealing little girl.
2. showing that a person wishes help etc. an appealing glance.

appeal

اِسْتِئْناف, يَسْتَأْنِفُ apelovat, žádost appel, appellere Aufruf, bitten έκκληση, προσφεύγω apelar, llamamiento, pedir vedota, vetoomus appel, lancer un appel apel, apelirati appellarsi, appello 懇願, 懇願する 간청, 간청하다 verzoek, verzoeken anmodning, appellere apel, odwołać się apelar, apelo запрашивать, запрос vädja, vädjan ขออุทธรณ์, คำขอร้อง rica, rica etmek kêu gọi, lời kêu gọi 上诉, 请求

ap·peal

n. apelación, recurso, súplica;
vt apelar, recurrir, suplicar.
References in classic literature ?
He wishes her to go into a convent, but she won't hear of it, and after a touching appeal, is about to faint when Roderigo dashes in and demands her hand.
Be- cause the reporter was rapidly becoming a man something of his man's appeal, combined with the winsomeness of the boy, stirred the heart of the lonely woman.
They were all I had for an answer to the new appeal.
with an appeal to Miss Mayblunt--"composed by my father in honor of Sister Janet's wedding.
Receiving no reply to this extraordinary appeal, which in truth, as it was delivered with the vigor of full and sonorous tones, merited some sort of notice, he who had thus sung forth the language of the holy book turned to the silent figure to whom he had unwittingly addressed himself, and found a new and more powerful subject of admiration in the object that encountered his gaze.
Young men who, drunk or sober, spent the firm's money on women who disappeared before sunrise did not appeal to him.
Still, her native kindliness was brought strongly into play, not by what was darkly picturesque in his situation, nor so much, even, by the finer graces of his character, as by the simple appeal of a heart so forlorn as his to one so full of genuine sympathy as hers.
I have not known the man to whose innate kindliness I would more confidently make an appeal.
He was foremost at all races and cock fights; and, with the ascendancy which bodily strength always acquires in rustic life, was the umpire in all disputes, setting his hat on one side, and giving his decisions with an air and tone that admitted of no gainsay or appeal.
It was to me in particular that he appeared to propound this-- appeared almost to appeal for aid not to hesitate.
I should like to conclude the chapter with the above appeal, but cannot, owing to my anxiety to repel a charge often made against whalemen, and which, in the estimation of some already biased minds, might be considered as indirectly substantiated by what has been said of the Frenchman's two whales.
All of these things were printed in many languages, as were also the names of the resorts, which were infinite in their variety and appeal.