From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishappealap‧peal1 /əˈpiːl/ ●●● S2 W1 noun 1 request [countable]ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something an urgent request for something importantappeal for The police have issued a new appeal for information.appeal to All the organizations involved have sent urgent appeals to the government, asking for extra funding. The girl’s family have made a public appeal for help to try and catch her killer.appeal to somebody to do something an appeal to the army to not use too much force2 request for money [countable] an attempt to persuade people to give money in order to help people who need something The appeal has nearly reached its target of £100,000.3 request to change decision [countable, uncountable]TRIAL a formal request to a court or to someone in authority asking for a decision to be changedappeal to an appeal to the European Court of Human Rightson appeal The sentence was reduced to three years on appeal.4 being attractive [uncountable]ATTRACT a quality that makes people like something or someone What is the particular appeal of this island? The programme has a very wide appeal.appeal for The film has great appeal for young audiences. She’s definitely got sex appeal (=she is sexually attractive). → Court of AppealCOLLOCATIONS – Meanings 1 & 2verbsmake/issue/launch an appealDetectives are making an urgent appeal for information.The hospital has launched an appeal to raise money for new equipment.renew an appeal (=make an appeal again)Detectives renewed their appeal for help from the public.adjectivesan urgent appealThe fire service has made an urgent appeal for more part-time firefighters.a desperate appealThe family made a desperate appeal to their daughter to come home.The London-based relief agency issued a desperate appeal for aid.a direct appealThe police have issued a direct appeal to the witness to come forward with information.a personal appealMuslim leaders made a personal appeal for the hostage's freedom.a public appealShe made a public appeal for the return of the ring.a fresh appeal (=one that you make again)The growing instability in the country has led to fresh appeals for calm.a nationwide appealThe missing 15-year-old was found yesterday after a nationwide appeal for help.an international appealThe organization has now launched an international appeal for volunteers.a television appealFollowing a national television appeal, several callers have phoned the police with information. COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: a formal request to a court or to someone in authority asking for a decision to be changedverbsmake an appealMy client is planning to make an appeal.lodge/file/bring an appeal (=make an appeal)Mr Sarhadi, who has lived here for three years, has lodged an appeal against extradition.consider an appealThe US Supreme Court could refuse to consider the appeal.hear an appeal (=listen to all the facts)The FA will hear Chelsea's appeal against the fine next week.win/lose an appealUnless she wins her appeal she will be imprisoned.uphold/allow an appeal (=give permission for a decision to be changed)Judge Gabriel Hutton upheld Smith's appeal against a £250 fine.dismiss/throw out/turn down an appeal (=not give permission for a decision to be changed)The taxpayer's appeal was dismissed and the penalty upheld.an appeal fails/succeedsIf the appeal fails, he will serve his full sentence.appeal + NOUNthe appeal court British English, the appeals court American EnglishThe ruling was reversed in the appeal court.the appeal processThe appeal process could take as long as three years.adjectivesa formal appealShe decided to make a formal appeal through her lawyer.phrasesthe Court of AppealThe Court of Appeal quashed the conviction.grounds for an appeal (=reasons for making an appeal)You need to have reasonable grounds for your appeal.a right of appealThe taxpayer has no statutory right of appeal against the demand.pending appeal (=until an appeal can take place)Both men were under house arrest, pending appeal of their convictions.
Examples from the Corpusappeal• It has a glowing global appeal.• There is, it must be said, a strong kitsch appeal to the supermodels' star status.• The film is flawed, although it has a certain nostalgic appeal.• Much of Corfu's appeal lies in its lively night life.• Dozens of relief agencies have responded to the drought-stricken country's appeal.• The social security appeal tribunals are a typical example.• Few would argue the sheer appeal of Adams's images; they are, by any standard, beautiful things.• Fink writes with eloquence about the appeal of the Jewish faith for her.• The appeal has been five years in the hearing.• Those appeals are in the works.• The war continues as a fresh UN appeal for a ceasefire has been rejected.• While animation has universal appeal, audiences have become increasingly insistent on high standards.appeal to somebody to do something• They do not require an appeal to effects specific to the discriminative stimuli.• An appeal to parents to supervise their children may help the situation.• The water company appealed to everyone to reduce the amount of water used.• President Corazon Aquino had appealed to the Senate to ratify the agreement.• Scrap plea: Police have appealed to scrap dealers to look out for brass electrical equipment stolen from Wearmouth Colliery.• He appealed to Khrushchev to remove the offensive weapons under United Nations supervision.• Police have now appealed to Hanger to give himself up peacefully but armed police are on standby.• Meanwhile, they're appealing to women not to go out alone at night.• Distraught Ron appeals to Jimmy to help him get a gun so that he will be able to protect his family.• They left telephone lines at the presidential palace intact, allowing Diem to appeal to loyal units to rescue him.sex appeal• Tanya uses her sex appeal to get whatever she wants.• He relies mainly on his sex appeal.• Barry's a really nice guy, but he has absolutely no sex appeal. appealappeal2 ●●● S3 W3 verb 1 ask [intransitive]ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something to make a serious public request for help, money, information etcappeal for Church and community leaders have appealed for calm.appeal to Farmers have appealed to the government for help.appeal to somebody to do something The police have appealed to anyone with information to come forward and talk to them.2 ask to change decision [intransitive, transitive]TRIAL to make a formal request to a court or someone in authority asking for a decision to be changed She is not happy with the decision and plans to appeal.appeal against Both men intend to appeal against their convictions.appeal to Appealing to the referee does not often result in a decision being changed.3 be attractiveATTRACT [intransitive] if someone or something appeals to you, they seem attractive and interestingappeal to The programme appeals to young children. The idea of working abroad really appeals to me.4 → appeal to somebody’s better nature/sense of justice etc→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusappeal• The defendant is planning to appeal.• The Red Cross is appealing for donations of food and clothing following the earthquake.• But the justices also requested arguments on whether the group appealing the case has standing to be before the Supreme Court.• He appealed to the army, still largely loyal to the Shah.• Getting that information released could also mean appealing to the highest courts.• The speaker had appealed to the miners to vote for their union.• The Murrays have appealed to the public for any information about their missing daughter.appeal to somebody to do something• They do not require an appeal to effects specific to the discriminative stimuli.• Police have now appealed to Hanger to give himself up peacefully but armed police are on standby.• Distraught Ron appeals to Jimmy to help him get a gun so that he will be able to protect his family.• He appealed to Khrushchev to remove the offensive weapons under United Nations supervision.• They left telephone lines at the presidential palace intact, allowing Diem to appeal to loyal units to rescue him.• Scrap plea: Police have appealed to scrap dealers to look out for brass electrical equipment stolen from Wearmouth Colliery.• President Corazon Aquino had appealed to the Senate to ratify the agreement.• Meanwhile, they're appealing to women not to go out alone at night.really appeals• That really appeals to a certain element.From Longman Business Dictionaryappealap‧peal1 /əˈpiːl/ noun1[countable, uncountable]LAW an official request to a higher authority for a decision made by a court, committee etc to be changedThe company’s appeal against the assessment will be determined at the tribunal.the accused’s rights of appeal2[countable] an urgent request for something such as money or helpa United Nations appeal for aid3[uncountable] a quality that makes people like something or want to buy itThe company has a reputation for identifying products with wide popular appeal.the mass appeal of the Internetappealappeal2 verb1[intransitive, transitive]LAW to make a formal request to a higher authority for a decision made by a court, committee etc to be changedappeal against somethingThe accused applied for leave to appeal against the conviction.appeal to somebody/somethingApplicants refused planning permission can appeal to the ministry.2[intransitive] to ask for money, help, or information from someoneappeal to somebodyWe appeal to our sisters all over the world to stand by us.appeal for somethingThe President went on nationwide television and radio to appeal for a yes vote.3appeal to somebody if a product appeals to a particular type of person, that type of person likes it and is likely to buy itA lot of their products appeal to the older consumer.→ See Verb tableOrigin appeal2 (1300-1400) Old French apeler “to accuse, appeal”, from Latin appellare, from appellere “to drive to”, from ad- “to” + pellere “to drive”