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[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; "their appeal was denied in the superior court"
[n] attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
[n] request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
[n] earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
[v] request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
[v] cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She invoked an ancient law"
[v] be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
[v] take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
[v] challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"

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repel, repulse