appeal noun (REQUEST)
- No witnesses to the accident have come forward yet, despite the police's appeal.
- The missing child's distraught parents made an emotional appeal for information on TV.
- The appeal for people to donate blood was very successful.
- She made an eloquent appeal for action before it was too late.
- The campaign has been gaining momentum ever since the television appeal.
appeal noun (LEGAL)
- Lee's solicitor said last night that they would be lodging an appeal against the sentence.
- The district attorney said if McVeigh is given the death penalty and his conviction is upheld on appeal, the state prosecution would become moot.
- The appeal was rejected by the High Court.
- The judge ordered that he post a $10 000 bond pending his appeal of the verdict.
- She took her case to an immigration appeals tribunal.
appeal noun (QUALITY)
appeal verb (REQUEST)
I tried to appeal to (= ask for support based on) his sense of loyalty, stressing how good the company had been to him.
- Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident to come forward.
- After a night of violence, police are appealing for calm.
- The parents of the missing girl appeared on television appealing for witnesses.
- Charity workers are appealing for cash to help provide relief for the disaster victims.
- Both sets of parents appealed to the kidnappers to release their son and daughter.
appeal verb (LEGAL)
The teenager has been given leave (= allowed) by the High Court to appeal against her two-year sentence.
appeal verb (ATTRACT)
UK I haven't been skiing - it's never really appealed.
- To win the election he needs to appeal to the typical man in the street.
- The party has watered down its socialist ideals in order to appeal to the centre ground.
- Her latest book should appeal to a large audience.
- It was one of the first avant-garde works to appeal to a wide audience.
- This policy may appeal to the party faithful, but will it gain the support of uncommitted voters?