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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
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