appeal
noun.
earnest or urgent request
an entreaty to stop the fighting|an appeal for help|an appeal to the public to keep calm
Synonym: prayer, entreaty
noun.
attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
his smile was part of his appeal to her
noun.
(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
noun.
request for a sum of money
an appeal to raise money for starving children
verb.
take a court case to a higher court for review
He was found guilty but appealed immediately
verb.
request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
appeal to somebody for help|Invoke God in times of trouble
Synonym: invoke
verb.
be attractive to
The idea of a vacation appeals to me|The beautiful garden attracted many people
Synonym: attract
verb.
challenge (a decision)
She appealed the verdict
verb.
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
Synonym: invoke