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1  —as in:
appealed for help
Definition a request or the act of asking — sometimes specifically for help or that a decision be overturned
  • The Justice Department filed an appeal today in the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge the lower court's ruling that...
appeal = request that a lower court decision be overturned
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The school district lost the law suit, but they plan to appeal the verdict in a higher court.
  • appeal = request overturning of [the verdict]
  • The police appealed for help identifying the shooter.
  • appealed = asked
  • My parents said I couldn't go, but I appealed their decision and asked them to remember when they were in high school. They finally agreed to let me go on three conditions.
  • appealed = requested that they reverse or overturn [their decision]
  • The appeal was rejected and the man was duly executed.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • appeal = request [to overturn a verdict]
  • She was a judge on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • appeals = requests or challenges (of a lower court's decision)
  • In desperation the animals began appealing to the two horses which drew the van to stop.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • appealing = pleading (asking urgently)
  • His advice was to appeal to God and that He would answer our prayers.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • appeal = make a request
  • "If he loses his appeal," I asked one evening, "what'll happen to him?"
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • appeal = request that a decision be overturned
  • When he appealed for rest while burning up with fever, the Bird refused him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
appealed = requested

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2  —as in:
appeals to youthful tastes
Definition attractiveness or desirability; or to be attractive or desirable
  • She has an appealing smile.
appealing = attractive
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Her enthusiasm appeals to me.
  • appeals = is attractive
  • The music has popular appeal.
  • appeal = attractiveness
  • Part of its appeal is that it is a new approach.
  • appeal = attractiveness
  • That should appeal to your imagination.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • appeal = be attractive or desirable
  • Wilderness appealed to those bored or disgusted with man and his works.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • appealed = was attractive
  • The bars provided a way to climb down the riverbank. Not a very appealing way—the bars looked slippery, and the water below was so terribly fast.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • appealing = attractive or desirable
  • But I realized that these three appealed to me because they were like the heroes in the novels I read.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • appealed = were attractive
  • The idea seems to appeal to Gimpy who turns to stare at Charlie.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • appeal = be attractive or desirable
  • One of the first movies they got me was Bend It Like Beckham, thinking the story of a Sikh girl challenging her cultural norms and playing football would appeal to me.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
appeal = be attractive

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2/16: leaving request/challenge as 1 word, because when appeal to a higher court could think in terms of either
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