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  1. [noun] earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
    Synonyms: entreaty, prayer

  2. [noun] attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
    Synonyms: ingness, charm

  3. [noun] (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"

  4. [noun] request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
    Synonyms: solicitation, collection, ingathering

  5. [verb] take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"

  6. [verb] request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
    Synonyms: invoke

  7. [verb] be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
    Synonyms: attract

  8. [verb] challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"

  9. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: invoke


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