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English noun: appeal

1. appeal (communication) earnest or urgent request


SamplesAn entreaty to stop the fighting.
An appeal for help.
An appeal to the public to keep calm.


Synonymsentreaty, prayer


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


SamplesHis smile was part of his appeal to her.


Synonymsappealingness, charm


Broader (hypernym)attractiveness


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


SamplesTheir appeal was denied in the superior court.


Broader (hypernym)legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. appeal (communication) request for a sum of money


SamplesAn appeal to raise money for starving children.


Synonymscollection, ingathering, solicitation


Broader (hypernym)petition, postulation, request


Narrower (hyponym)whip-round


English verb: appeal

1. appeal (social) take a court case to a higher court for review


SamplesHe was found guilty but appealed immediately.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)challenge

2. appeal (communication) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection


SamplesAppeal to somebody for help.
Invoke God in times of trouble.


Synonymsinvoke


Pattern of useSomething ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)call on, plead, turn

3. appeal (emotion) be attractive to


SamplesThe idea of a vacation appeals to me.
The beautiful garden attracted many people.


Synonymsattract


Pattern of useSomething 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


Antonymsrepel, repulse

4. appeal (social) challenge (a decision)


SamplesShe appealed the verdict.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)challenge, take exception

5. appeal (communication) cite as an authority; resort to


SamplesHe invoked the law that would save him.
I appealed to the law of 1900.
She invoked an ancient law.


Synonymsinvoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer









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