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Definition of Appeal


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To summon; to challenge.
  4. To invoke.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reexamination or review.
  8. The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected.
  9. The right of appeal.
  10. 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.
  11. An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See Approvement.
  12. A summons to answer to a charge.
  13. 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.
  14. Resort to physical means; recourse.

Appeal Quotations

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
Yves Saint Laurent

I'm kind of a good girl - and I'm not. I'm a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I'm a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That's what the stories in my music do.
Katy Perry

I don't know what sex appeal is. I don't think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they're seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal.
Omar Sharif

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Robert Browning

I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers.
George Armstrong Custer
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Appeal Translations

appeal in Dutch is appelleren, een beroep doen op
appeal in French is manifeste, vocation, pourvoi
appeal in German is anrufen, sich berufen, einwirken, appellieren
appeal in Italian is chiamata, appello
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