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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v appeal request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection "appeal to somebody for help","Invoke God in times of trouble"
    • v appeal 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"
    • v appeal be attractive to "The idea of a vacation appeals to me","The beautiful garden attracted many people"
    • v appeal take a court case to a higher court for review "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
    • v appeal challenge (a decision) "She appealed the verdict"
    • n appeal (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"
    • n appeal attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
    • n appeal request for a sum of money "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
    • n appeal earnest or urgent request "an entreaty to stop the fighting","an appeal for help","an appeal to the public to keep calm"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 19th century, it was common practice for a Japanese woman to dye their teeth black. They believed that this enhanced sex appeal and maintained healthier teeth
    • Appeal 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. "A kind of appeal to the Deity, the author of wonders."
    • Appeal A summons to answer to a charge.
    • Appeal (Law) An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See Approvement.
    • Appeal (Law) 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.
    • Appeal (Law) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination or review.
    • Appeal Resort to physical means; recourse. "Every milder method is to be tried, before a nation makes an appeal to arms."
    • Appeal (Law) The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected.
    • Appeal (Law) The right of appeal.
    • Appeal (Law) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reëxamination of for decision. "I appeal unto Cæsar."
    • Appeal 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. "I appeal to the Scriptures in the original.""They appealed to the sword."
    • Appeal (Law) 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.
    • Appeal To invoke.
    • Appeal (Law) 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.
    • Appeal To summon; to challenge. "Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appeal To call; summon; challenge.
    • appeal In law: To remove, as a cause, from a lower to a higher judge or court. See appeal, n., 2 .
    • appeal Formerly, to charge with a crime before a tribunal; accuse; institute a criminal prosecution against for some heinous offense: with of before the offense charged: as, to appeal a person of felony.
    • appeal To address; offer up, as an appeal.
    • appeal To call for aid, mercy, sympathy, or the like; make an earnest ontreaty, or have the effect of an entreaty.
    • appeal In law, to refer to a superior judge or court for the decision of a cause depending; specifically, to refer a decision of a lower court or judge to a higher one, for reëxamination and revisal.
    • appeal To refer to another person or authority for the decision of a question controverted, or for the corroboration of testimony or facts; in general, to refer to some tribunal explicitly mentioned or implied.
    • appeal To have recourse; resort for proof, decision, or settlement: as, to appeal to force.
    • appeal [In all senses, with to or unto before the tribunal whose judgment is asked, and from before that whose decision is rejected.]
    • n appeal An address or invocation; a call for sympathy, mercy, aid, or the like; a supplication; an entreaty: as, an appeal for help; an appeal for mercy.
    • n appeal A proceeding taken to reverse a decision by submitting it to the review of a higher authority: as, an appeal to the house from a decision of the chair. In law:
    • n appeal Sometimes used in the above general meaning, so as to include writs of error, certiorari, etc.
    • n appeal Strictly, the removal of a cause or suit from a lower to a higher tribunal, in order that the latter may revise, and, if it seems needful, reverse or amend, the decision of the former. In modern usage an appeal implies not merely a preliminary objection, but a proceeding for review after a decision has been rendered. As now used, it is a proceeding derived from the courts of equity. The mode of review at common law was formerly not to remove the cause, but only to bring up specific points or questions by writs of error. This was changed in England by the judicature acts of 1873–5, and there is now one Court of Appeal for all cases. In Scotland the highest appellate court is the Court of Session. The judgments of both these courts may be appealed to the House of Lords. In the United States the appeal has been to a great extent substituted for the writ of error. The highest appellate courts are, for federal questions arising in either federal or State courts, the United States Supreme Court; for other questions, the supreme courts, courts of appeal, or courts of error of the various States, the practice being wholly regulated by statutes.
    • n appeal The mode of procedure by which such removal is effected.
    • n appeal The right of removal to a higher court.
    • n appeal Formerly, a vindictive action at the suit of a party injured when the supposed criminal had been previously acquitted on an indictment or pardoned. The appellant raised an action (which had to be brought within a year) and demanded the punishment of the accused, who had to submit to a fresh trial by jury, or demand a trial by wager of battle.
    • n appeal A summons to answer to a charge; a challenge.
    • n appeal A call to another to sanction or witness; a reference to another for proof or decision: as, in an oath a person makes an appeal to the Deity for the truth of his declaration.
    • n appeal Resort or recourse for decision.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Appeal ap-pēl′ to call upon, have recourse to (with to): to refer (to a witness or superior authority): make supplication or earnest request to a person for a thing: to resort for verification or proof to some principle or person
    • v.t Appeal to remove a cause (to another court)
    • n Appeal act of appealing: a supplication: removal of a cause to a higher tribunal
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  • Robert Browning
    “Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.”
  • Harold Rosenberg
    “The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice.”
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    “The man who appeals to the best side of his fellows is rarely disappointed.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.”
  • Otto Von Bismarck
    “An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.”
  • Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    “The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war, and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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. See Pulse, and cf. Peal


In literature:

In consternation, I appealed to the Chief, telling him what had been done.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
Soldiers often appealed to her to assist and aid them.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
She appealed at once to their superstition and to their cupidity.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nor is it merely this new type of non-caste western life that appeals to them.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
There remained no resource save to appeal to her father for the amount needed.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
It is to be proved beyond "all controversy," by an appeal to "indisputable facts.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
And to what in such men is one to appeal in the interests of civic betterment?
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Such a proposition did not appeal to her.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Dr. Dawson then appealed for help to the women friends of McGill, and his appeal at once met with a ready response.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
Reginald's pen stopped its scratching, and he wheeled round on his chair to give an appealing glance at his sisters.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

In poetry:

If there be malice found in me,
I know thy piercing eyes;
I should not dare appeal to thee,
Nor ask my God to rise.
"Psalm 7" by Isaac Watts
It is not well for me to hear
That song's appealing melody:
The pain of loss comes all too near,
Through it, to me.
"Tones" by Madison Julius Cawein
For some one a happy haven,
It thus to my heart appealed,
The poppies at Monasteraven,
And the cottage in the field.
"Poppies At Monasteraven" by Clinton Scollard
Very sadly, Abu Midjan,
Hanging down his head for shame,
Spake in words of soft appealing
To the tender-hearted dame:
"Abu Midjan" by Archibald Lampman
When the Judgment is reveal'd,
And that open'd which was seal'd;
When to Thee I have appeal'd,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!
"His Litany, To The Holy Spirit" by Robert Herrick
The Rose soon reddened into rage,
And swelling with disdain,
Appealed to many a poet's page
To prove her right to reign.
"The Lily And The Rose" by William Cowper

In news:

An emergency appeal by Aurelius Capital Management to stay Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Co.'s exit from bankruptcy has been dismissed by the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals Court of Appeals Case No 09CA132.
Covington Appeals Disqualification from Minn. Home Covington Appeals Disqualification from Minn.
Court of Appeals No 11CA1312 Board of Assessment Appeals No 5642.
MCL 712A.2(a)(1), MCR 7.302(H)(1) On order of the Court, the application for leave to appeal the June 2, 2011 judgment of the Court of Appeals is considered.
The school district appealed the assessments of 37 residential properties in five municipalities and filed appraisals to support its appeals.
An Army statement says Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys filed their appeal Wednesday with the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
The Indiana Court of Appeals today used an inmate's appeal of the dismissal of his complaint to address the scope of the word " frivolous " in Indiana's Frivolous Claim Law.
Whose appeal against his Marshall County conviction was recently denied by the Court of Criminal Appeals -- intends to take his case to the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
A US appeals court ruled in favor of JACO Environmental by rejecting an appeal of a summary judgment granted against Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA) in January 2009 by a federal court in California.
The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal challenging the makeup of an Iowa commission that nominates the state's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals members.
Supreme Court Case No 11SC552 Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals Court of Appeals Case No 11CA836.
A federal appeals court has heard an appeal of a decision earlier this year to halt a controversial 10% reimbursement cut in Medi- Cal, California's Medicaid program.
MCR 7.302(H)(1) On October 5, 2011, the Court heard oral argument on the application for leave to appeal the July 13, 2010 judgment of the Court of Appeals.
Eye appeal soon translates into taste appeal.

In science:

This expression is appealing as it gives a direct, intuitive understanding for the change of sign of charge carriers in the vicinity of a metal-insulator transition.
Reactive Hall response
Nevertheless, radiative torques are extremely appealing as their predictions are consistent with observational data (see Lazarian, Goodman & Myers 1995, Hildebrand et al. 1999).
Physics of Grain Alignment
The basic idea is as follows: The collision rate may be converted into a corresponding dephasing length Lcoll by appealing to the activated scaling that is a characteristic of our problem.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
This idea seemed appealing and we adapted it to model financial markets.
A simple model of price formation
First, within Down–Top scenarios which rely on conventional physics a list of classes of ob jects satisfying a necessary condition to generate such cosmic rays is rather short according to the appealing Hillas diagram .
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP