Definition of APPEAL

  1. (noun)earnest or urgent request
  2. (noun)attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
  3. (noun)(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. (noun)request for a sum of money
  5. (verb)take a court case to a higher court for review
  6. (verb)request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
  7. (verb)be attractive to
  8. (verb)challenge (a decision)
  9. (verb)cite as an authority; resort to