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There are 9 meanings of the word Appeal.

How to pronounce appeal:


Appeal - as a noun

Earnest or urgent request

Example: "An entreaty to stop the fighting"

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Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

Example: "His smile was part of his appeal to her"

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(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

Example: "Their appeal was denied in the superior court"

Request for a sum of money

Example: "An appeal to raise money for starving children"

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Appeal - as a verb

Take a court case to a higher court for review

Example: "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"

Request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

Example: "Appeal to somebody for help"

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ask forbespeak15call forquest14request16
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Be attractive to

Example: "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"

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Challenge (a decision)

Example: "She appealed the verdict"

Cite as an authority; resort to

Example: "He invoked the law that would save him"

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Example Sentences

"The lawyer made a strong appeal for his client's innocence."
"The movie's romantic plot has a wide appeal to audiences of all ages."
"The charity campaign aims to raise money for a good cause through its appeal."
"The artist's unique style of painting has gained international appeal."
"The politician's speech was filled with emotional appeal to win over voters."
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Word Game Points

Is APPEAL a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, appeal is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

APPEAL has a SCRABBLE points total of 10.

Is APPEAL a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, appeal is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
APPEAL has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 13.

Is APPEAL a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, appeal is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
APPEAL has a WORDFEUD points total of 12.

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