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law : a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision of a lower court
: an application (as to a recognized authority) for corroboration, vindication, or decision
: an earnest plea : entreaty
an appeal for help
: an organized request for donations
the annual fundraising appeal
law : a criminal accusation
appealed; appealing; appeals
: to arouse a sympathetic response
an idea that appeals to him
: to make an earnest request
We appealed to them for help.
law : to take a lower court's decision to a higher court for review
Noun Her jokes are quickly losing their appeal. the wide appeal of the artist's work His appeals to his father for money were ignored. The mayor made an appeal to the people of the city to stay calm. We made a donation during the school's annual appeal. She helped to organize an appeal on behalf of the homeless. My lawyer said the court's decision wasn't correct and that we should file for an appeal. Verb music that appeals to a wide variety of people The government appealed for calm. desperate people who are appealing for help The government appealed to the people to stay calm. He appealed, arguing that there was not enough evidence to convict him. She lost the case and appealed the following month. We plan to appeal the court's decision. The ruling can be appealed within 30 days. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
NounUkraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Israel to take a stronger stand against Russia, delivering an emotional appeal that compared Russia’s invasion of his country to the actions of Nazi Germany. —Chicago Tribune, 20 Mar. 2023 In early March, authorities rejected an appeal from Donelan's company and ordered them to rebuild the Punch Bowl Inn within 12 months - using the very stones from the pub's rubble. —Daniel Wu, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Mar. 2023 Unlike in an appeal, CRUs often work with organizations like the Innocence Project and defense attorneys to reinvestigate cases, Bluestine said. —N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2023 Burnham said Brock was still considering an appeal of his conviction. —Tom Jackman, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2023 The litigation dragged on for years, with MGA ultimately claiming victory after an appeal. —Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, 16 Mar. 2023 In this case, an appeal would go to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which also leans conservative. —Lindsay Whitehurst, ajc, 16 Mar. 2023 Shatner wound down the evening by making an appeal to the audience to take global warming seriously. —Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, 15 Mar. 2023 Prosecutors will decide by next Monday whether to file an appeal against the retrial to the Supreme Court. —Emiko Jozuka, CNN, 14 Mar. 2023
VerbThe 2022-2023 handbook for Gallup-McKinley County Schools does not tell families how to appeal. —Asia Fields, ProPublica, 21 Mar. 2023 Its lawyers reviewed his case and agreed to appeal the lower court’s decision on his behalf. —Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2023 Developers had an opportunity to appeal the Feb. 7 decision but did not. —Desiree Stennett, Orlando Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2023 Newsom spokesperson Brandon Richards said in early February that the administration would not appeal the two Sacramento cases in which Shubb issued the narrow injunction. —Bernard J. Wolfson, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Mar. 2023 The requester can then appeal the group’s decision to McClure, who evaluates the request before getting back to the person who wanted the book reviewed. —Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Mar. 2023 In a filing last week, Coopersmith had asked Davila for additional time to appeal the Bureau of Prisons' decision to send him to that Atlanta prison that has been dogged by allegations of widespread of misconduct and other abuses. —Michael Liedtke, ajc, 16 Mar. 2023 Vicky Fogg, Mid Vermont Christian’s head of school, said in a statement to The Washington Post that the small private school will appeal the decision. —Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2023 Alex Murdaugh, who was found guilty last week of murdering his wife and son, intends to appeal his convictions, according to documents filed Thursday by his legal team. —Joe Ruiz Jr., CBS News, 9 Mar. 2023 See More
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