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Appeal - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Appeal' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Appeal [ v. t.]
- To make application for the removal of (a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court.
- To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a private criminal prosecution against for some heinous crime; as, to appeal a person of felony.
- To summon; to challenge.
- To invoke.
- To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision.
- To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.
- An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reexamination or review.
- The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected.
- The right of appeal.
- An accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public.
- An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See Approvement.
- A summons to answer to a charge.
- A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty.
- Resort to physical means; recourse.

Meaning of 'Appeal' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . appeal [ n]
Meaning (1):
- earnest or urgent request
Example in sentence:
  • an appeal for help;
  • an appeal to the public to keep calm;
  • an entreaty to stop the fighting
Meaning (2):
- request for a sum of money
Example in sentence:
  • an appeal to raise money for starving children
Meaning (3):
- attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
Example in sentence:
  • his smile was part of his appeal to her
Meaning (4):
- (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
Example in sentence:
  • their appeal was denied in the superior court
5 . appeal [ v]
Meaning (5):
- request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
Example in sentence:
  • appeal to somebody for help;
  • Invoke God in times of trouble
Meaning (6):
- cite as an authority; resort to
Example in sentence:
  • He invoked the law that would save him;
  • I appealed to the law of 1900;
  • She invoked an ancient law
Meaning (7):
- take a court case to a higher court for review
Example in sentence:
  • He was found guilty but appealed immediately
Meaning (8):
- challenge (a decision)
Example in sentence:
  • She appealed the verdict
Meaning (9):
- be attractive to
Example in sentence:
  • The beautiful garden attracted many people;
  • The idea of a vacation appeals to me