appeal appeal  /ə ˈpil/


  1. (n) earnest or urgent request
  2. (n) attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
  3. (n) (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial
  4. (n) request for a sum of money
  5. (v) take a court case to a higher court for review
  6. (v) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
  7. (v) be attractive to
  8. (v) challenge (a decision)
  9. (v) cite as an authority; resort to


  1. The youth appeal of Barack Obama was evident in the big crowds he drew as he campaigned across Iowa.
  2. Judge Sharon Keller allegedly slammed the door on the last-minute appeal of a man on death row.
  3. After an appeal by the former Congressman's spurned first wife, the Vatican reverses a controversial annulment.


  1. Feds: Morning-after pill appeal officially on hold

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration's appeal in the legal fight over morning-after pills has been officially put on hold until a judge weighs a new plan to allow girls of all ages to buy the contraceptives without a prescription, according to a government letter filed Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Appeal Heard Of Md. Man Convicted In Girlfriend’s Beating Death

    A three-judge panel is weighing a bid to broaden the appeal of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Baltimore

  3. Appeal in Yeardley Love murder trial to be heard

    - A three-judge panel is scheduled to hear the appeal of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who was convicted of killing his ex- girlfriend.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WTOP Radio Washington, DC


  1. "I'm innocent, very innocent, and I did not do the things she has accused me in this courtroom of doing," Thomas said. "I'm extremely disappointed that the jury did not see the facts in this case. I will appeal this, and I remain confident in...
    on Oct 2, 2005 By: Isiah Thomas Source: 940 News

  2. "My support for Senator Obamas campaign is wide, deep and unequivocal. I cherish this redemptive and historical moment. My appeal was for the moral content of his message to not only deal with the personal and moral responsibility of black males,...
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Jesse Jackson Source:

  3. "Our team has taken a very close look at the tanker decision and found serious flaws in the process that we believe warrant appeal," said Jim McNerney, Boeing's chairman, president and chief executive. "This is an extraordinary step rarely...
    on Feb 29, 2008 By: Jim McNerney Source: ktla 5

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