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Meaning & Definition of Appeal in English





1. Earnest or urgent request

  • "An entreaty to stop the fighting"
  • "An appeal for help"
  • "An appeal to the public to keep calm"
  • entreaty,
  • prayer,
  • appeal

2. Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

  • "His smile was part of his appeal to her"
  • appeal,
  • appealingness,
  • charm

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"
  • appeal

4. Request for a sum of money

  • "An appeal to raise money for starving children"
  • solicitation,
  • appeal,
  • collection,
  • ingathering


1. Take a court case to a higher court for review

  • "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
  • appeal

2. Request earnestly (something from somebody)

  • Ask for aid or protection
  • "Appeal to somebody for help"
  • "Invoke god in times of trouble"
  • appeal,
  • invoke

3. Be attractive to

  • "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"
  • "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
  • attract,
  • appeal

4. Challenge (a decision)

  • "She appealed the verdict"
  • appeal

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"
  • invoke,
  • appeal

Examples of using

Let's appeal to the people and see what it will say
The lawyer decided to appeal the case.
The defendant was granted an appeal.