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An appeal is a request made by a party who disagrees with the final ruling after trial and wants a supervisory court to review the trial to overturn the decision.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
appeal (noun)
1.
a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision of a lower court
2.
a criminal accusation
3.
a) an application (as to a recognized authority) for corroboration, vindication, or decision
b) an earnest plea - entreaty an appeal for help
c) an organized request for donations - the annual appeal
4.
the power of arousing a sympathetic response - attraction movies had a great appeal for him
appeal (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to charge with a crime - accuse
2.
intransitive verb
to take proceedings to have (a lower court's decision) reviewed in a higher court
1.
to take a lower court's decision to a higher court for review
2.
to call upon another for corroboration, vindication, or decision
3.
to make an earnest request - appealed to them for help
4.
to arouse a sympathetic response - that idea appeals to him
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
appeal (noun)
1.
an earnest request
SYNONYMS:
adjuration, appeal, conjuration, cry, desire, entreaty, petition, pleading, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplication
RELATED WORDS:
application, requisition; call, claim, demand, insistence
appeal (noun)
2.
the power of irresistible attraction
SYNONYMS:
allure, animal magnetism, appeal, attractiveness, captivation, charisma, duende, enchantment, fascination, force field, glamour ( glamor), magic, magnetism, oomph, pizzazz ( pizazz), seductiveness, witchery
RELATED WORDS:
allurement, attraction, call, lure, seduction; agreeableness, darlingness, delightfulness, desirability, desirableness, niceness, pleasantness, pleasingness, sweetness; sex appeal
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disagreeableness, distastefulness, obnoxiousness, offensiveness, unpleasantness
repulsion, repulsiveness
appeal (verb)
to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner
SYNONYMS:
appeal (to), beseech, besiege, conjure, entreat, impetrate, implore, importune, petition, plead (to), pray, solicit, supplicate
RELATED WORDS:
bludge [], cadge, mooch, sponge; ask, desire, invoke, request, sue; claim, coerce, command, compel, demand, force, insist, require
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hint, imply, intimate, suggest; appease, conciliate, gratify, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, please, satisfy; comfort, console, content, quiet
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