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English definition of “appeal”

appeal

noun     /əˈpiːl/
REQUEST [C] a request to the public for money , information , or help : The appeal raised over £2 million for AIDS research .Making appeals and requests
QUALITY [U] B2 the quality in someone or something that makes them attractive or enjoyable : I've never understood the appeal of skiing .Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
LAW [C] a request to a court of law to change a previous legal decision : He won his appeal against his jail sentence .Court cases, orders and decisionsMaking appeals and requests
(Definition of appeal noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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