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English definition of “appeal”


verb [I] (REQUEST)   /əˈpil/
to make a serious or formal request for help , esp . in an emergency : Blood supplies are running low , and the Red Cross is appealing for blood donations .
(Definition of appeal verb (REQUEST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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