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English definition of “appeal”

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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