appeal: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-pēl'), [key]
- an earnest request for aid, support, sympathy, mercy, etc.; entreaty; petition; plea.
- a request or reference to some person or authority for a decision, corroboration, judgment, etc.
- an application or proceeding for review by a higher tribunal.
- (in a legislative body or assembly) a formal question as to the correctness of a ruling by a presiding officer.
- Obs.a formal charge or accusation.
- the power or ability to attract, interest, amuse, or stimulate the mind or emotions: The game has lost its appeal.
- a summons or challenge.
- to ask for aid, support, mercy, sympathy, or the like; make an earnest entreaty: The college appealed to its alumni for funds.
- to apply for review of a case or particular issue to a higher tribunal.
- to have need of or ask for proof, a decision, corroboration, etc.
- to be especially attractive, pleasing, interesting, or enjoyable: The red hat appeals to me.
- to apply for review of (a case) to a higher tribunal.
- Obs.to charge with a crime before a tribunal.
- See(def. 11).
- appeal (Thesaurus)