Dictionary Results for appeal


1. appeal - noun

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

Synonym(s): entreaty, prayer

Hypernym(s): request, asking




2. appeal - noun

· attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"

Synonym(s): appealingness, charm

Hypernym(s): attractiveness




3. appeal - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): proceeding, legal_proceeding, proceedings




4. appeal - noun

· request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"

Synonym(s): solicitation, collection, ingathering

Hypernym(s): request, petition, postulation




5. appeal - verb

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

Hypernym(s): challenge




6. appeal - verb

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

Synonym(s): invoke

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest




7. appeal - verb

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

Synonym(s): attract




8. appeal - verb

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

Hypernym(s): challenge, take_exception




9. appeal - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): invoke

Hypernym(s): mention, advert, bring_up, cite, name, refer





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