Definition of Appeal


  • request for a sum of money
    "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
  • (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"
  • attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
  • earnest or urgent request
    "an entreaty to stop the fighting"
    "an appeal for help"
    "an appeal to the public to keep calm"


  • 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"
  • challenge (a decision)
    "She appealed the verdict"
  • be attractive to
    "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"
    "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
  • request earnestly (something from somebody)
    ask for aid or protection
    "appeal to somebody for help"
    "Invoke God in times of trouble"
  • take a court case to a higher court for review
    "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
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Unscramble appeal

42 unscramble word found using the letters appeal.

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