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English definition of “appeal”

appeal

verb [I]     /əˈpiːl/
REQUEST to strongly request something, often publicly : The police have appealed for more information . They appealed to the commission to keep the hospital open .Making appeals and requests
ATTRACT B2 to attract or interest someone: Cycling has never appealed to me.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
FORMALLY ASK to formally ask someone to change an official or legal decision : He is appealing against a ten-year prison sentence .Court cases, orders and decisionsMaking appeals and requests
(Definition of appeal verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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