entreaty, prayer, appeal(noun)
earnest or urgent request
"an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
appeal, appealingness, charm(noun)
attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
"his smile was part of his appeal to her"
(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"
solicitation, appeal, collection, ingathering(verb)
request for a sum of money
"an appeal to raise money for starving children"
take a court case to a higher court for review
"He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
"appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
be attractive to
"The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
challenge (a decision)
"She appealed the verdict"
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To accost is to speak first, to friend or stranger, generally with a view to opening conversation; greet is not so distinctly limited, since one may return another's greeting; greet and hail may imply but a passing word; greeting may be altogether silent; to hail is to greet in a loud-voiced and commonly hearty and joyous way, as appears in the expression "hail fellow, well met." To salute is to greet with special token of respect, as a soldier his commander. To apostrophize is to solemnly address some person or personified attribute apart from the audience to whom one is speaking; as, a preacher may apostrophize virtue, the saints of old, or even the Deity. To appeal is strictly to call for some form of help or support. Address is slightly more formal than accost or greet, though it may often be interchanged with them. One may address another at considerable length or in writing; he accosts orally and briefly.
Address the memorial to the legislature; the president addressed the people in an eloquent speech; he addressed an intruder with indignation.
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Dictionary of English Synonymes
refer to another (in any controversy)
Translations for appeal
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- استئناف, التماس, مناشدةArabic
- abellirCatalan, Valencian
- odvolání, odvolat, apelovatCzech
- Berufung, in Berufung gehen, ansprechen, anziehenGerman
- apelar, atraerSpanish
- گیرایی, جاذبه, کشش, فرجامخواهی, استینافPersian
- vedota, viehätysvoima, valitus, kiinnostavuus, haaste, kysyä, vetovoima, pyytää, haastaa, turvautuminen, viehättää, miellyttää, valittaa, vetoomusFinnish
- attrait, appel, appeler, interjeter, plaireFrench
- ath-èisdeachdScottish Gaelic
- fellebbez, fellebbezésHungarian
- appeleren, aantrekkelijk, in beroep gaan, beroep doen op, beroep, oproep, aantrekken, in hoger beroep gaan, aansprekenDutch
- podobać się, apelacjaPolish
- a face recurs, recurs, apela, atragere, atrage, apelRomanian
- воззвание, апелляция, нра́виться, обжа́ловать, понра́виться, опротесто́вывать, опротестова́ть, апелли́ровать, обжалование, призывRussian
- temyiz etmekTurkish
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