ap|peal1 W1S2 [əˈpi:l] n
2¦(request for money)¦
3¦(request to change decision)¦
4¦(being attractive)¦
1.) ¦(REQUEST)¦
an urgent request for something important
appeal for
The police have issued a new appeal for information.
appeal to
All the organizations involved have sent urgent appeals to the government, asking for extra funding.
The girl's family have made a public appeal for help to try and catch her killer.
appeal to sb to do sth
an appeal to the army to not use too much force
an attempt to persuade people to give money in order to help people who need something
The appeal has nearly reached its target of £100,000.
The hospital has launched an appeal to raise money for new equipment.
a formal request to a court or to someone in authority asking for a decision to be changed
appeal to
an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights
on appeal
The sentence was reduced to three years on appeal.
All prisoners have a right of appeal .
He has lodged an appeal against the size of the fine.
a quality that makes people like something or someone
What is the particular appeal of this island?
The programme has a very wide appeal .
appeal for
The film has great appeal for young audiences.
She's definitely got sex appeal (=she is sexually attractive) .
appeal 2
appeal2 W3S3 v
2¦(ask to change decision)¦
3¦(be attractive)¦
4 appeal to somebody's better nature/sense of justice etc
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: apeler 'to accuse, appeal', from Latin appellare, from appellere 'to drive to', from ad- 'to' + pellere 'to drive']
1.) ¦(ASK)¦ [I]
to make a serious public request for help, money, information etc
appeal for
Church and community leaders have appealed for calm.
appeal to
Farmers have appealed to the government for help.
appeal to sb to do sth
The police have appealed to anyone with information to come forward and talk to them.
to make a formal request to a court or someone in authority asking for a decision to be changed
She is not happy with the decision and plans to appeal.
appeal against
Both men intend to appeal against their convictions.
appeal to
Appealing to the referee does not often result in a decision being changed.
if someone or something appeals to you, they seem attractive and interesting
appeal to
The programme appeals especially to young children.
The idea of working abroad really appeals to me.
4.) appeal to sb's better nature/sense of justice etc
to try to persuade someone to do something by reminding them that it is a good or fair thing to do
You could always try appealing to his better nature.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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