appeal


appeal
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. to accuse of a crime
vi.
1. to appeal a law case to a higher court
2. to make an urgent request (to a person for help, sympathy, etc.)
3. to resort or turn (to) for decision, justification, etc. [to appeal to logic]
4. to be attractive, interesting, etc.; arouse a favorable response [her argument appealed to me]
n.
1. a call upon some authority or person for a decision, opinion, etc.
2. an urgent request for help, sympathy, etc.
3. a quality in a person or thing that arouses interest, sympathy, desire, etc.; attraction
4. Obs. an accusation
5. Law
a) the transference of a case to a higher court for rehearing or review
b) a request for this
c) the right to do this
d) a case thus transferred
appealable
adj.
appealing
adj.
appealingly
adv.
SYN.- APPEAL implies an earnest, sometimes urgent request and in legal usage connotes resort to a higher court or authority; PLEAD, applied to formal statements in court answering to allegations or charges, carries into general usage the implication of entreaty by argument [he pleaded for tolerance ]; SUE implies respectful or formal solicitation for relief, a favor, etc.; PETITION implies a formal request, usually in writing and in accordance with established rights; PRAY and SUPPLICATE suggest humility in entreaty and imply that the request is addressed to God or to a superior authority, supplicate in addition suggesting a kneeling or other abjectly prayerful attitude

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • 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 — 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

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  • 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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