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noun appeal pronunciation in British English /əˈpiːl/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an urgent request for people to give you something that you need such as help, money, or information
    appeal for: The police have renewed their appeal for help from the public.
    launch an appeal: They have launched an appeal to send food to the flood victims.
    1. a.
      a request for people to do something or to behave in a particular way
      appeal for: There have been several appeals for an end to the fighting.
      make an appeal: Seddon made an emotional appeal for his daughter to contact him.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] a quality that something has that makes people like it or want it
    Football has popular appeal (=many people enjoy it).
    How do you explain the appeal of horror films?
    broaden/widen your appeal (=try to become popular with more people): The organization is clearly trying to broaden its appeal.
    See also sex appeal
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a formal request for a court of law or similar authority to change its decision
    Jones has been released on bail pending an appeal (=until there is an appeal).
    an appeal judge/tribunal/hearing
    appeal against: An appeal against his conviction is being considered.

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