appeal


appeal
ap|peal1 [ ə`pil ] verb ***
1. ) intransitive to make an urgent request for people to give you something that you need such as help, money, or information:
appeal (to someone) for something: They're appealing to local businesses for sponsorship money.
The police have appealed for witnesses to the accident.
a ) to ask people to do something or to behave in a particular way, especially in a difficult situation:
appeal for calm/unity/restraint: As the crisis grew worse, local community leaders appealed for unity.
appeal to someone to do something: She appealed to her former husband to return their baby son.
2. ) intransitive if something appeals to you, you like it or want it:
appeal to: The show's direct approach will appeal to children.
3. ) intransitive or transitive to formally ask a court of law or similar authority to change its decision:
The magistrate has given Levinson 30 days to appeal his decision.
appeal against: Green's family say they will appeal against the verdict.
4. ) intransitive to try to get someone to do or accept something by making them think it is a sensible or fair thing to do:
appeal to: Max appealed to her good sense to make her change her mind.
appeal
ap|peal 2 [ ə`pil ] noun ***
1. ) count an urgent request for people to give you something you need such as help, money, or information:
appeal for: The police have renewed their appeal for help from the public.
launch an appeal: They have launched an appeal to send food to the flood victims.
a ) a request for people to do something or to behave in a particular way:
appeal for: There have been several appeals for an end to the fighting.
make an appeal: Seddon made an emotional appeal for his daughter to contact him.
2. ) uncount a quality that something has that makes people like it or want it:
How do you explain the appeal of horror movies?
Soccer has popular appeal (=many people enjoy it).
broaden/widen your appeal (=try to become popular with more people): The organization is clearly trying to broaden its appeal among women.
=> SEX APPEAL
3. ) count or uncount a formal request for a court of law or similar authority to change its decision:
Jones has been released on bail pending an appeal (=until there is an appeal).
an appeal judge/tribunal/hearing
appeal against: An appeal against his conviction is being considered.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • appeal — ap·peal 1 /ə pēl/ n [Old French apel, from apeler to call, accuse, appeal, from Latin appellare]: a proceeding in which a case is brought before a higher court for review of a lower court s judgment for the purpose of convincing the higher court… …   Law dictionary

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , n. [OE. appel, apel, OF. apel, F. appel, fr. appeler. See {Appeal}, v. t.] 1. (Law) (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for re[ e]xamination or review. (b) The mode of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appeal — [ə pēl′] vt. [ME apelen < OFr apeler < L appellare, to accost, apply to, appeal; iterative < appellere, to prepare < ad , to + pellere: see FELT1] 1. to make a request to a higher court for the rehearing or review of (a case) 2. Obs.… …   English World dictionary

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , v. t. 1. (Law) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of re[ e]xamination of for decision. Tomlins. [1913 Webster] I appeal unto C[ae]sar. Acts xxv. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appealing}.] [OE. appelen, apelen, to appeal, accuse, OF. appeler, fr. L. appellare to approach, address, invoke, summon, call, name; akin to appellere to drive to; ad + pellere to drive …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appeal — [n1] request for help address, adjuration, application, bid, call, claim, demand, entreaty, imploration, importunity, invocation, overture, petition, plea, prayer, proposal, proposition, question, recourse, requisition, solicitation, submission,… …   New thesaurus

  • appeal — The transitive use as a legal term is AmE (e.g. • The US government plans to appeal the cotton ruling, and it could be years before any penalties kick in Reason Magazine, 2004). The equivalent in BrE is appeal against • (Mr Marshall s legal… …   Modern English usage

  • Appeal — request by the provider of the object of conformity assessment to the conformity assessment body or accreditation body for reconsideration by that body of a decision it has made relating to that object (p. 6.4 ISO/IEC 17000:2004). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • appeal — A request to the U.S. District Court (or the bankruptcy appellate panel if there is one in the circuit) to review a decision of the bankruptcy court. A request to the Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision of the U.S. District Court (or… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • appeal — /ə pi:l/, it. /a p:il/ s. ingl. (propr. appello, attrazione ), usato in ital. al masch. [capacità di attirare] ▶◀ attrazione, fascino, richiamo, [in senso erotico] sex appeal …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • appeal — /apˈpil, ingl. əˈpiːl/ [lett. «richiamo»] s. m. inv. fascino, richiamo, attrazione □ sex appeal …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione


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