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English definition of “appeal”


verb [I] (REQUEST)    /əˈpiːl/
C1 to make a serious or formal request , especially to the public , for money , information , or help : They're appealing for clothes and blankets to send to the devastated region . The police are appealing to the public for any information about the missing girl . I tried to appeal to (= ask for support based on) his sense of loyalty , stressing how good the company had been to him. [+ to infinitive] Church leaders have appealed to the government to halt the war .Making appeals and requests
(Definition of appeal verb (REQUEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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