|Origin:||apeler 'to accuse, appeal', from Latin appellare, from appellere 'to drive to', from ad- 'to' + pellere 'to drive'|
appeal2 S3 W3
to make a serious public request for help, money, information etc
Church and community leaders have appealed for calm.
Farmers have appealed to the government for help.
appeal to somebody to do something
The police have appealed to anyone with information to come forward and talk to them.
to make a formal request to a court or someone in authority asking for a decision to be changed:
ask to change decision[intransitive and transitive]
She is not happy with the decision and plans to appeal.
Both men intend to appeal against their convictions.
Appealing to the referee does not often result in a decision being changed.
if someone or something appeals to you, they seem attractive and interesting
The programme appeals to young children.
The idea of working abroad really appeals to me.
to try to persuade someone to do something by reminding them that it is a good or fair thing to do:
You could always try appealing to his better nature.