appeal

I. appeal ap‧peal 1 [əˈpiːl] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] LAW an official request to a higher authority for a decision made by a court, committee etc to be changed:

• The company's appeal against the assessment will be determined at the tribunal.

• the accused's rights of appeal

2. [countable] an urgent request for something such as money or help:

• a United Nations appeal for aid

3. [uncountable] a quality that makes people like something or want to buy it:

• The company has a reputation for identifying products with wide popular appeal.

• the mass appeal of the Internet

  [m0] II. appeal appeal 2 verb
1. [intransitive, transitive] LAW to make a formal request to a higher authority for a decision made by a court, committee etc to be changed:
appeal against something

• The accused applied for leave to appeal against the conviction.

appeal to somebody/​something

• Applicants refused planning permission can appeal to the ministry.

2. [intransitive] to ask for money, help, or information from someone:
appeal to somebody

• We appeal to our sisters all over the world to stand by us.

appeal for something

• The President went on nationwide television and radio to appeal for a yes vote.

3. appeal to somebody if a product appeals to a particular type of person, that type of person likes it and is likely to buy it:

• A lot of their products appeal to the older consumer.

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appeal UK US /əˈpiːl/ noun
[C or U] LAW a request to a law court or other official organization to change a previous decision: lodge/launch/make an appeal »

He has 28 days to lodge an appeal in the High Court.

an appeal against sth »

Her appeal against the dismissal was rejected.

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We feel we have plenty of grounds for appeal.

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an employment/income tax appeal

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an appeal hearing/tribunal

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the appeals procedure/process

[C] a request for something, especially money, information, or help: launch/make an appeal »

The Red Cross launched an appeal after a huge earthquake hit Haiti.

an appeal for sth »

The Society made an appeal for funds to purchase the building and grounds.

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The development and modernization work is being funded from a successful capital appeal launched last year.

[U] MARKETING a quality that makes people like something or want to buy it: »

A well-chosen set of photographs gives the book added appeal.

market/customer appeal »

The products have all been researched and tested for market appeal.

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have wide/broad/universal appeal

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appeal UK US /əˈpiːl/ verb
[I or T] LAW to ask a higher law court to consider again a decision made by a lower court, especially in order to reduce or prevent a punishment: appeal to sth »

They're appealing to the High Court to reduce the fine.

appeal against sth »

The trust appealed against the injunction, but a High Court has yet to rule.

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appeal a decision/ruling/verdict

[I] to formally ask for an official decision to be changed: appeal to sth »

Any woman who believes she is the subject of discrimination over pension rights can appeal to an industrial tribunal.

appeal against sth »

A group of radio stations is to appeal against the decision to charge huge royalties for internet radio.

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Our formal complaints system sets out clearly how to make complaints and how you can appeal decisions.

[I] to ask the public for something such as money, information, or help: appeal for sth »

How could we appeal for more resources?

appeal to sb for sth »

We are appealing to the public for information.

appeal for/to sb to do sth »

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

[I] to interest or attract someone: »

Our partner company has local knowledge and will know which products appeal.

appeal to sb »

The new phone is designed to appeal to consumers who find normal phone tariffs confusing.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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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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