appeal


appeal
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noun
1 attraction/interest
ADJECTIVE
considerable, great, growing, obvious, powerful, special, strong
immediate, instant (esp. BrE)

the book's immediate appeal to young children

enduring, lasting, timeless

Her charming children's stories have timeless appeal.

limited, little
broad, crossover, mainstream, mass, popular, populist, universal, wide, widespread

a publication designed for mass appeal

aesthetic, commercial, electoral, emotional, intellectual, visual

Unfortunately the movie lacks commercial appeal.

sex
VERB + APPEAL
have, hold

His views hold no appeal for me.

retain
lose
broaden, extend, widen

We are trying to broaden the appeal of classical music.

boost, enhance, increase
APPEAL + VERB
lie in sth

His considerable appeal lies in his quiet, gentle manner.

PREPOSITION
appeal for

College lost its appeal for her in the second year.

2 serious request for sth you need/want very much
ADJECTIVE
desperate, emergency (esp. BrE), emotional, urgent
direct, personal
fresh (BrE)

a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward

VERB + APPEAL
issue, make

They made a direct appeal to the government for funding.

PREPOSITION
appeal for

an appeal for help

appeal to

an appeal to reason

3 formal request to sb in authority
ADJECTIVE
formal (esp. BrE)
court, legal

She won the right to make another court appeal.

further

There is a possibility of a further appeal to a higher court.

VERB + APPEAL
bring, file (AmE), lodge (BrE), make

He's bringing an appeal against the size of the fine.

drop

They have agreed to drop the appeal.

exhaust

All appeals have been exhausted and his execution is imminent.

win
lose
consider

His lawyer is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court.

allow (formal), hear

The judge has agreed to allow his appeal.

The court will hear the appeal on June 10.

uphold (esp. BrE)

His appeal was upheld and he was released immediately.

deny, dismiss, reject, throw out (esp. BrE), turn down (esp. BrE)
APPEAL + VERB
fail
succeed
APPEAL + NOUN
appeal court (BrE), appeals court (AmE)
tribunal (BrE)
hearing
appeal judge (BrE), appeals judge (AmE)
appeals procedure, appeals process
system (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
on appeal

On appeal it was held that the judge was correct.

The case was upheld on appeal.

under appeal

a case currently under appeal

appeal against

an appeal against his conviction of fraud

appeal for

an appeal for leniency

appeal to

an appeal to the High Court

PHRASES
court of appeal (BrE), court of appeals (AmE)
grounds of appeal (BrE)
a right of appeal

You have the right of appeal to the Constitutional Court.

pending appeal

The players have been suspended pending appeal.

4 event for raising money
ADJECTIVE
charity (esp. BrE), fund-raising
VERB + APPEAL
hold, launch

An appeal is to be launched on behalf of the refugees.

back, support
APPEAL + VERB
raise sth (esp. BrE)

The appeal raised over three million pounds.

APPEAL + NOUN
fund (BrE)
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verb
1 make serious request for sth
ADVERB
directly

He went over the heads of union officials, appealing directly to the workforce.

PREPOSITION
for, to

Police appealed to the public for information about the crime.

2 to sb in authority
ADVERB
successfully, unsuccessfully
directly
PREPOSITION
against

She appealed unsuccessfully against her conviction for murder.

to

He has decided to appeal to the European Court.

PHRASES
give sb leave to appeal, grant sb leave to appeal (both BrE)
3 be attractive/interesting to sb
ADVERB
really, strongly

The prospect of teaching such bright children appealed to her enormously.

The idea of retiring early really appeals to me.

directly
primarily

Computer games used to appeal primarily to boys.

PREPOSITION
to

These characters will appeal directly to children's imaginations.

Appeal is used with these nouns as the object: ↑conviction, ↑decision, ↑dismissal, ↑ruling, ↑sentence, ↑suspension, ↑verdict

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  • appeal — ap·peal 1 /ə pēl/ n [Old French apel, from apeler to call, accuse, appeal, from Latin appellare]: a proceeding in which a case is brought before a higher court for review of a lower court s judgment for the purpose of convincing the higher court… …   Law dictionary

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , n. [OE. appel, apel, OF. apel, F. appel, fr. appeler. See {Appeal}, v. t.] 1. (Law) (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for re[ e]xamination or review. (b) The mode of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appeal — [ə pēl′] vt. [ME apelen < OFr apeler < L appellare, to accost, apply to, appeal; iterative < appellere, to prepare < ad , to + pellere: see FELT1] 1. to make a request to a higher court for the rehearing or review of (a case) 2. Obs.… …   English World dictionary

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , v. t. 1. (Law) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of re[ e]xamination of for decision. Tomlins. [1913 Webster] I appeal unto C[ae]sar. Acts xxv. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appealing}.] [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appeal — [n1] request for help address, adjuration, application, bid, call, claim, demand, entreaty, imploration, importunity, invocation, overture, petition, plea, prayer, proposal, proposition, question, recourse, requisition, solicitation, submission,… …   New thesaurus

  • appeal — The transitive use as a legal term is AmE (e.g. • The US government plans to appeal the cotton ruling, and it could be years before any penalties kick in Reason Magazine, 2004). The equivalent in BrE is appeal against • (Mr Marshall s legal… …   Modern English usage

  • Appeal — request by the provider of the object of conformity assessment to the conformity assessment body or accreditation body for reconsideration by that body of a decision it has made relating to that object (p. 6.4 ISO/IEC 17000:2004). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • appeal — A request to the U.S. District Court (or the bankruptcy appellate panel if there is one in the circuit) to review a decision of the bankruptcy court. A request to the Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision of the U.S. District Court (or… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • appeal — /ə pi:l/, it. /a p:il/ s. ingl. (propr. appello, attrazione ), usato in ital. al masch. [capacità di attirare] ▶◀ attrazione, fascino, richiamo, [in senso erotico] sex appeal …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • appeal — /apˈpil, ingl. əˈpiːl/ [lett. «richiamo»] s. m. inv. fascino, richiamo, attrazione □ sex appeal …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione


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