- The definition of appeal refers to someone or something that causes people to like or enjoy it.
A blockbuster movie that is seen by a billion people is an example of a movie that has great appeal for many people.
- Appeal means to make an urgent request for something that is necessary or desired.
To request donations for a charity is an example of appeal.
- Appeal is defined as to be pleasing or interesting.
A perfume that smells good is an example of something that appeals to your sense of smell.
The movie they are watching seems to have a lot of appeal.
appeal definition by Webster's New World
- to make a request to a higher court for the rehearing or review of (a case)
- Obsolete to accuse of a crime
Origin: Middle English apelen ; from Old French apeler ; from Classical Latin appellare, to accost, apply to, appeal; iterative ; from appellere, to prepare ; from ad-, to plush pellere: see felt
- to appeal a law case to a higher court
- to make an urgent request (to a person for help, sympathy, etc.)
- to resort or turn (to) for decision, justification, etc.: to appeal to logic
- to be attractive, interesting, etc.; arouse a favorable response: her argument appealed to me
- a call upon some authority or person for a decision, opinion, etc.
- an urgent request for help, sympathy, etc.
- a quality in a person or thing that arouses interest, sympathy, desire, etc.; attraction
- Obsolete an accusation
- the transference of a case to a higher court for rehearing or review
- a request for this
- the right to do this
- a case thus transferred
appeal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An earnest or urgent request, entreaty, or supplication.
- A resort to a higher authority or greater power, as for sanction, corroboration, or a decision: an appeal to reason; an appeal to her listener's sympathy.
- Law a. The transfer of a case from a lower to a higher court for a new hearing.b. A case so transferred.c. A request for a new hearing.
- The power of attracting or of arousing interest: a city with special appeal for museumgoers.
- To make an earnest or urgent request, as for help.
- To have recourse, as for corroboration; resort: I appeal to your sense of justice.
- Law To make or apply for an appeal.
- To be attractive or interesting: The idea didn't appeal to me.
Origin: Middle English apel, from Old French, from apeler, to appeal, from Latin appellāre, to entreat; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots.
- ap·pealˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- ap·pealˈa·ble adjective
- ap·pealˈer noun
appeal - Legal Definition
- The process to seek and obtain a review and reversal by a court of a lower court’s decision.
- The process to seek and obtain a review and reversal of an administrative decision by a court or by a higher authority within the administrative agency. See also certiorari, notice of appeal, trial (trial de novo), and writ of error.