Definition of appeal in English:
- Anxious residents living near a Morden school are appealing for urgent traffic calming measures at an accident blackspot, which they say has become a daily danger to children.
- Naturally this is a very serious incident and we are appealing for any of the passengers on the bus to contact us, as they may have seen something or be able to give a description of this man.
- Police are appealing for Blackburn clubbers to come forward after a serious assault near a town centre night club.
- The whole point about folk and dance music is that it appeals to an organic urge to dance.
- Now, record executives are appealing to ethics to urge parents to stamp out pirating.
- The media always justifies its excesses by appealing to the doctrine of press freedom.
- Morally, there's no difference between a batsman who chooses to stay, knowing that he is out, and a wicketkeeper who appeals against a batsman knowing he isn't.
- He takes a proactive role in dealing with home-plate umpires, appealing check-swing calls and soothing pitchers.
- The local players kept on appealing at every turn, despite the umpire turning it down.
- Prosecution lawyers now have two or three days in which they can apply to appeal against the decision.
- If enforcement is authorised, the party against whom enforcement is sought may appeal against the decision within one month of service thereof.
- Do you say that the respondent appealed or sought special leave to appeal against that decision?
- This group will appeal if your interest lies in a somewhat more contemporary repertory.
- The book will appeal broadly to scholars interested in colonial agriculture and economics.
- This autobiography will appeal most to those interested in the history of the Chattahoochee Valley.
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- An urgent appeal went out on Radio 3 for the missing four.
- This is an urgent appeal for drivers to deliver meals on wheels.
- An urgent appeal has now gone out from the small group asking for others to help out to keep the festival alive.
- A few full-throated appeals for lbw nearly always find the umpire's approval.
- He overcame the initial seam movement, two perilously close lbw appeals and a few edgy moments before settling down into a dogged mode.
- Now umpires are calling for TV replays to settle LBW appeals.
- She added she had not received the councillors' petition or his appeal for a meeting.
- These appeals persuade not through the give-and-take of argument and debate, but through the manipulation of symbols and of our most basic human emotions.
- Trumped-up waiting lists and emotional appeals concerning the poor quality of child care are indications of a far greater goal.
- Either way, bigotry is bigotry, and appeals to base instincts should always be repudiated.
- I kept strictly away from the threats, focussing instead on the promises and appeals to reason.
- Even when not winning, a racer can benefit from the challenge to his sailing skills and the appeal to his sense of adventure.
- Other applicants could lodge an appeal against the decision based on the change in selection criteria.
- While some bad decisions get reversed on appeal, that process can take years, which is a long time in a child's life.
- At first instance the claim failed, but the decision was reversed on appeal.
- The charity has launched an appeal for public donations.
- The new mayor says his charity appeal will be to support homeless people.
- This support means that funds raised by the appeal will go directly to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
- Although maybe the show's ghastly appeal may attract voyeuristic interest.
- The variety of musical styles and interesting guests had popular appeal.
- Food commands so much appeal and interest that most newspapers devote valuable column space for food writings on Sundays.
Recorded first in legal contexts, appeal comes via Old French from Latin appellare ‘to address, accost, call upon’. Peal (Late Middle English) is a shortening of appeal, perhaps from the call to prayers of a ringing bell. The base of appeal is Latin pellere ‘to drive’, found also in compel ‘drive together’; dispel ‘drive apart’; expel ‘drive out’; impel ‘drive towards’; and impulsive; propel ‘drive forwards’; repel ‘drive back’, all Late Middle English. It is also the source of the pulse (Middle English) that you can feel on your wrist and is related to push (Middle English). The other kind of pulse, an edible seed, is a different word, which comes via Old French from Latin puls ‘porridge of meal or pulse’, related to the sources of both pollen and powder.
- Example sentences
- They had no match referees in those days to penalise such appealers!
- I am almost always suspicious of appeals to the ‘good old days’ as the appeal typically has an agenda behind it, or reveals some reflexive need on the part of the appealer.
- Any busker, lecturer, musician, singer or street appealer must apply for a permit before performing in public, irrespective of whether money is collected.
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