[ US /əˈpiɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɐpˈiːl/ ]
  1. cite as an authority; resort to
    He invoked the law that would save him
    She invoked an ancient law
    I appealed to the law of 1900
  2. take a court case to a higher court for review
    He was found guilty but appealed immediately
  3. request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
    Invoke God in times of trouble
    appeal to somebody for help
  4. be attractive to
    The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    The beautiful garden attracted many people
  5. challenge (a decision)
    She appealed the verdict
  1. (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
    their appeal was denied in the superior court
  2. request for a sum of money
    an appeal to raise money for starving children
  3. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    his smile was part of his appeal to her
  4. earnest or urgent request
    an entreaty to stop the fighting
    an appeal for help
    an appeal to the public to keep calm
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How To Use appeal In A Sentence

  • Your Honour, we have not appealed against that, but what we do say is that we have sufficient standing to obtain either of the prerogative writs if ultimately the Court were minded to grant them and we do not really need more than that.
  • It avoids a phony moral high ground or fake appeals to the sanctity of multilateralism. Globe and Mail
  • He appealed to all householders to continually check their security arrangements.
  • One in 20 changed their marital status to appeal to employers and five per cent falsely claimed to play golf. The Sun
  • The series was scripted to appeal to an international audience.
  • The vital ingredient of popular appeal was not there despite several bids to rejig the story.
  • The emphasis will continue to be on prod-ucts that gain the widest appeal and most acceptance within this group.
  • Our simple submission is the majority in the Court of Appeal got it right for cogent and sound reasons.
  • So there is a perennial temptation to appeal to the idea of arbitrariness when discussing the alleged informational nature of some biological causation. Biological Information
  • Although, reading about his devastating sex appeal might have also helped.
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