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I UK [əˈpiːl] / US [əˈpɪl] noun
Word forms "appeal":
singular appeal plural appeals
1)
a) [countable] an urgent request for people to give you something that you need such as help, money, or information
appeal for:

The police have renewed their appeal for help from the public.

launch an appeal:

They have launched an appeal to send food to the flood victims.

b) a request for people to do something or to behave in a particular way
appeal for:

There have been several appeals for an end to the fighting.

make an appeal:

Seddon made an emotional appeal for his daughter to contact him.

2) [uncountable] a quality that something has that makes people like it or want it

Football has popular appeal (= many people enjoy it).

How do you explain the appeal of horror films?

broaden/widen your appeal (= try to become popular with more people):

The organization is clearly trying to broaden its appeal.

See:

Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with appeal
▪  broad, mass, popular, universal, wide
3) [countable/uncountable] a formal request for a court of law or similar authority to change its decision

Jones has been released on bail pending an appeal (= until there is an appeal).

an appeal judge/tribunal/hearing

appeal against:

An appeal against his conviction is being considered.


II UK [əˈpiːl] / US [əˈpɪl] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "appeal":
present tense I/you/we/they appeal he/she/it appeals present participle appealing past tense appealed past participle appealed
1)
a) to make an urgent request for people to give you something that you need such as help, money, or information
appeal (to someone) for something:

They're appealing to local businesses for sponsorship money.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident.

b) to ask people to do something or to behave in a particular way, especially in a difficult situation
appeal for calm/unity/restraint:

As the crisis grew worse, local community leaders appealed for unity.

appeal to someone to do something:

She appealed to her former husband to return their baby son.

2) if something appeals to you, you like it or want it
appeal to:

The show's direct approach will appeal to children.

3) to formally ask a court of law or similar authority to change its decision
appeal against:

Green's family say they will appeal against the verdict.

leave to appeal (= the right to appeal):

The Board refused to grant them leave to appeal.

4) to try to get someone to do or accept something by making them think it is a sensible or fair thing to do
appeal to:

Max appealed to her good sense to make her change her mind.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • appeal — ap·peal 1 /ə pēl/ n [Old French apel, from apeler to call, accuse, appeal, from Latin appellare]: a proceeding in which a case is brought before a higher court for review of a lower court s judgment for the purpose of convincing the higher court… …   Law dictionary

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , n. [OE. appel, apel, OF. apel, F. appel, fr. appeler. See {Appeal}, v. t.] 1. (Law) (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for re[ e]xamination or review. (b) The mode of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appeal — [ə pēl′] vt. [ME apelen < OFr apeler < L appellare, to accost, apply to, appeal; iterative < appellere, to prepare < ad , to + pellere: see FELT1] 1. to make a request to a higher court for the rehearing or review of (a case) 2. Obs.… …   English World dictionary

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , v. t. 1. (Law) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of re[ e]xamination of for decision. Tomlins. [1913 Webster] I appeal unto C[ae]sar. Acts xxv. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appealing}.] [OE. appelen, apelen, to appeal, accuse, OF. appeler, fr. L. appellare to approach, address, invoke, summon, call, name; akin to appellere to drive to; ad + pellere to drive …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appeal — [n1] request for help address, adjuration, application, bid, call, claim, demand, entreaty, imploration, importunity, invocation, overture, petition, plea, prayer, proposal, proposition, question, recourse, requisition, solicitation, submission,… …   New thesaurus

  • appeal — The transitive use as a legal term is AmE (e.g. • The US government plans to appeal the cotton ruling, and it could be years before any penalties kick in Reason Magazine, 2004). The equivalent in BrE is appeal against • (Mr Marshall s legal… …   Modern English usage

  • Appeal — request by the provider of the object of conformity assessment to the conformity assessment body or accreditation body for reconsideration by that body of a decision it has made relating to that object (p. 6.4 ISO/IEC 17000:2004). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • appeal — A request to the U.S. District Court (or the bankruptcy appellate panel if there is one in the circuit) to review a decision of the bankruptcy court. A request to the Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision of the U.S. District Court (or… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • appeal — /ə pi:l/, it. /a p:il/ s. ingl. (propr. appello, attrazione ), usato in ital. al masch. [capacità di attirare] ▶◀ attrazione, fascino, richiamo, [in senso erotico] sex appeal …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • appeal — /apˈpil, ingl. əˈpiːl/ [lett. «richiamo»] s. m. inv. fascino, richiamo, attrazione □ sex appeal …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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