Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun appeal

4 senses of appeal

Sense 1
entreaty, prayer, appeal -- (earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm")
       => request, asking -- (the verbal act of requesting)

Sense 2
appeal, appealingness, charm -- (attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her")
       => attractiveness -- (sexual allure)

Sense 3
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")
       => proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings -- ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Sense 4
solicitation, appeal, collection, ingathering -- (request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children")
       => request, petition, postulation -- (a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb appeal

5 senses of appeal

Sense 1
appeal -- (take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately")
       => challenge -- (issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match")

Sense 2
appeal, invoke -- (request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

Sense 3
attract, appeal -- (be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people")

Sense 4
appeal -- (challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict")
       => challenge, take exception -- (raise a formal objection in a court of law)

Sense 5
invoke, 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")
       => mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer -- (make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention")

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