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Definition of appeal
verb [no object]
1make a serious or urgent request, typically to the public:police are appealing for information about the incident she appealed to Germany for political asylum 2 Law apply to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court:he said he would appeal against the conviction [with object]:they have 48 hours to appeal the decision Baseball (of the team in the field) call on the umpire to rule a strike or out on a completed play.
) address oneself to (a principle or quality in someone) in anticipation of a favorable response:I appealed to his sense of justice
3be attractive or interesting:the range of topics will appeal to youngsters
1a serious or urgent request, typically one made to the public:his mother made an appeal for the return of the ring an attempt to obtain financial support:a public appeal to raise $120,000 entreaty:a look of appeal on his face 2 Law an application to a higher court for a decision to be reversed:he has 28 days in which to lodge an appeal the right of appeal an address to a principle or quality in anticipation of a favorable response:an appeal to black pride 3the quality of being attractive or interesting:the popular appeal of football