English noun: appeal
|1.||appeal (communication) earnest or urgent request|
|Samples||An entreaty to stop the fighting.|
An appeal for help.
An appeal to the public to keep calm.
|Broader (hypernym)||asking, request|
|Narrower (hyponym)||adjuration, courting, courtship, demagoguery, demagogy, plea, solicitation, suit, suit, supplication, wooing|
|2.||appeal (attribute) attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates|
|Samples||His smile was part of his appeal to her.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||siren call, siren song, winsomeness|
|3.||appeal (act) (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|
|Samples||Their appeal was denied in the superior court.|
|Broader (hypernym)||legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings|
|Domain category||jurisprudence, law|
|4.||appeal (communication) request for a sum of money|
|Samples||An appeal to raise money for starving children.|
|Synonyms||collection, ingathering, solicitation|
|Broader (hypernym)||petition, postulation, request|
English verb: appeal
|1.||appeal (social) take a court case to a higher court for review|
|Samples||He was found guilty but appealed immediately.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something
|2.||appeal (communication) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection|
|Samples||Appeal to somebody for help.|
Invoke God in times of trouble.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s to somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||bespeak, call for, quest, request|
|Narrower (hyponym)||call on, plead, turn|
|3.||appeal (emotion) be attractive to|
|Samples||The idea of a vacation appeals to me.|
The beautiful garden attracted many people.
|Pattern of use||Something is ----ing PP.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody
|Narrower (hyponym)||becharm, beckon, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance|
|4.||appeal (social) challenge (a decision)|
|Samples||She appealed the verdict.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||challenge, take exception|
|5.||appeal (communication) cite as an authority; resort to|
|Samples||He invoked the law that would save him.|
I appealed to the law of 1900.
She invoked an ancient law.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer|