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Dictionary definition for: Appeal

1. (n) earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting" "an appeal for help" "an appeal to the public to keep calm"

2. (v) take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"

3. (n) attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"

4. (v) request earnestly (something from somebody) ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help" "Invoke God in times of trouble"

5. (n) (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 superio

6. (v) be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me" "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

7. (n) request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"

8. (v) challenge (a decision) "She appealed the verdict"

9. (v) cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"

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