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  • 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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