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APPEAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does appeal mean? 

APPEAL (noun)
  The noun APPEAL has 4 senses:

1. earnest or urgent request
2. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
3. (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
4. request for a sum of money

  Familiarity information: APPEAL used as a noun is uncommon.


APPEAL (verb)
  The verb APPEAL has 5 senses:

1. take a court case to a higher court for review
2. request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
3. be attractive to
4. challenge (a decision)
5. cite as an authority; resort to

  Familiarity information: APPEAL used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPEAL (noun)


Sense 1appeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Earnest or urgent request

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

entreaty; appeal; prayer

Context examples:

an entreaty to stop the fighting / an appeal for help / an appeal to the public to keep calm

Hypernyms ("appeal" is a kind of...):

asking; request (the verbal act of requesting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "appeal"):

courting; courtship; suit; wooing (a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage))

suit (a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank)

solicitation (an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status)

plea; supplication (a humble request for help from someone in authority)

demagoguery; demagogy (impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace)

adjuration (a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something)


Sense 2appeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

appealingness; charm; appeal

Context example:

his smile was part of his appeal to her

Hypernyms ("appeal" is a kind of...):

attractiveness (a beauty that appeals to the senses)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "appeal"):

siren call; siren song (the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous)

winsomeness (childlike charm or appeal)


Sense 3appeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

their appeal was denied in the superior court

Hypernyms ("appeal" is a kind of...):

legal proceeding; proceeding; proceedings ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 4appeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Request for a sum of money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

ingathering; solicitation; collection; appeal

Context example:

an appeal to raise money for starving children

Hypernyms ("appeal" is a kind of...):

petition; postulation; request (a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "appeal"):

whip-round (solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose)


APPEAL (verb)


Sense 1appeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take a court case to a higher court for review

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

He was found guilty but appealed immediately

Hypernyms (to "appeal" is one way to...):

challenge (issue a challenge to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2appeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

appeal; invoke

Context examples:

appeal to somebody for help / Invoke God in times of trouble

Hypernyms (to "appeal" is one way to...):

bespeak; call for; quest; request (express the need or desire for; ask for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "appeal"):

plead (appeal or request earnestly)

call on; turn (have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s to somebody


Sense 3appeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be attractive to

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

appeal; attract

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "appeal"):

becharm; beguile; bewitch; captivate; capture; catch; charm; enamor; enamour; enchant; entrance; fascinate; trance (attract; cause to be enamored)

beckon (appear inviting)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 4appeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Challenge (a decision)

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

She appealed the verdict

Hypernyms (to "appeal" is one way to...):

challenge; take exception (raise a formal objection in a court of law)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5appeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cite as an authority; resort to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

invoke; appeal

Context examples:

He invoked the law that would save him / I appealed to the law of 1900 / She invoked an ancient law

Hypernyms (to "appeal" is one way to...):

advert; bring up; cite; mention; name; refer (make reference to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


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