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Another word for appeal

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Noun
  1. An earnest or urgent request

    See also:

    ask

  2. An application to a higher authority, as for sanction or a decision

      1. A reverent petition made to God, a god, or another object of worship.
      2. The act of making a reverent petition to God, a god, or another object of worship:
      3. An act of communion with God, a god, or another object of worship, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or thanksgiving:
      1. A solemn supplication or request, especially to a superior authority; an entreaty.
      2. A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
      3. A formal written application seeking a court's intervention and action on a matter:
    See also:

    law

    ask

  3. The power or quality of attracting

    See also:

    like

Verb
  1. To make an earnest or urgent request

    See also:

    ask

  2. To bring an appeal or request, for example, to the attention of

      1. To initiate or pursue legal proceedings against (another party).
      2. To court; woo.
      3. To make a petition to; appeal to; beseech.
      1. A solemn supplication or request, especially to a superior authority; an entreaty.
      2. A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
      3. A formal written application seeking a court's intervention and action on a matter:
      1. To come near or nearer, as in space or time:
      2. To make an approach, as in golf.
      3. To come or go near or nearer to:
      1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
      2. To put to or adapt for a special use:
      3. To put into action:
      1. To speak to:
      2. To make a formal speech to:
      3. To direct (a spoken or written message) to the attention of:
    See also:

    request

  3. To make application to a higher authority, as to a court of law

      1. To initiate or pursue legal proceedings against (another party).
      2. To court; woo.
      3. To make a petition to; appeal to; beseech.
      1. A solemn supplication or request, especially to a superior authority; an entreaty.
      2. A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
      3. A formal written application seeking a court's intervention and action on a matter:
    See also:

    law

  4. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action

      1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
      2. To remove from a fixed position; extract:
      3. To tug at; jerk or tweak:
      1. To grasp or grip:
      2. To capture physically; seize:
      3. To seize with authority or legal right:
      1. To make magnetic.
      2. To attract, charm, or influence:
      1. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward:
      2. An attraction or appeal:
      3. A decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish.
      1. To attract (someone), usually to do something, by arousing hope, interest, or desire:
      1. To cause to move after or toward one by applying continuous force; drag:
      2. To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading:
      3. To move or pull so as to cover or uncover something:
      1. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
      2. To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of:
      3. To possess or use the power of attraction.
      1. To attract with something desirable; entice:
      2. To be highly, often subtly attractive:
      3. The power to attract; enticement.
    See also:

    like

Another word for appeal

Noun
  1. A plea

      1. An earnest, solemn appeal.
      1. The act of proposing.
      2. A plan that is proposed.
      3. An offer of marriage.
      1. A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.
      2. A matter to be dealt with; a task:
      3. An offer of a private bargain, especially a request for sexual relations.
      1. An instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio.
      2. A similar orchestral work intended for independent concert performance.
      3. An introductory section or part, as of a poem; a prelude.
      1. The act of applying.
      2. Something applied, such as a cosmetic or curative agent.
      3. The act of putting something to a special use or purpose:
      1. A formal written request for something needed.
      2. A necessity; a requirement.
      3. The state or condition of being needed or put into service.
      1. To say in a loud voice; announce:
      2. To demand or ask for the presence of:
      3. To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke:
      1. An importunate request; an insistent or pressing demand.
      2. The quality of being importunate.
      1. To ask for urgently or peremptorily:
      2. To claim as just or due:
      3. To ask to be informed of:
      1. To speak to:
      2. To make a formal speech to:
      3. To direct (a spoken or written message) to the attention of:
      1. the act of supplicating
      2. a humble request, prayer, petition, etc.
      1. The act or an instance of invoking, especially an appeal to a higher power for assistance.
      2. A prayer or other formula used in invoking, as at the opening of a religious service.
      3. The act of conjuring up a spirit by incantation.
      1. A reverent petition made to God, a god, or another object of worship.
      2. The act of making a reverent petition to God, a god, or another object of worship:
      3. An act of communion with God, a god, or another object of worship, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or thanksgiving:
      1. An earnest request or petition.
      1. The act or an instance of turning to or making use of a person or thing for aid or in an effort to achieve something:
      2. One that is turned to or made use of for aid or security:
      3. The right of a creditor to demand payment from an endorser or guarantor when the primary debtor fails to pay.
      1. Present participle of implore.
      2. The act of one who implores.
      1. A sentence, phrase, or gesture that seeks information through a reply.
      2. A subject or point that is under discussion or open to controversy:
      3. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem:
      1. A solemn supplication or request, especially to a superior authority; an entreaty.
      2. A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
      3. A formal written application seeking a court's intervention and action on a matter:
      1. A request or petition intended to obtain something; criminally urging, advising, or ordering someone to commit a crime; offering to pay for sex or requesting money in exchange for sex; an attempt to increase the number of one’s actual or potential clientele. A request or petition intended to obtain something; criminally urging, advising, or ordering someone to commit a crime; offering to pay for sex or requesting money in exchange for sex; an attempt to increase the number of one’s actual or potential clientele.
      1. The act or fact of submitting to the power of another:
      2. The act of submitting something for consideration.
      3. Something so submitted:
      1. A set of matching outer garments, especially one consisting of a coat with trousers or a skirt, often worn on formal occasions.
      2. A person, especially an executive, who wears one of these garments at work.
      3. An outfit worn for a special activity:
      1. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
      2. To take in a violent manner as if by right:
      3. To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain:
      1. To offer or propose (an amount) as a price.
      2. To auction (a contract):
      3. To offer (someone) membership, as in a group or club:
      1. An earnest request; an appeal:
      2. An excuse; a pretext:
      3. The defendant's answer to a formal criminal charge:
      1. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
      2. To ask (a person) to do something:
      3. An act of asking for something.
  2. Action to carry a case to a higher court

  3. Attractiveness

Verb
  1. To ask another seriously

      1. To initiate or pursue legal proceedings against (another party).
      2. To court; woo.
      3. To make a petition to; appeal to; beseech.
      1. To utter or address a prayer or prayers to a deity or an object of worship, often as an entreaty:
      2. To use prayer to request (that something may happen):
      3. To say (a prayer or group of prayers):
      1. To command or enjoin solemnly, as under oath:
      2. To appeal to or entreat earnestly.
      1. To force or drive forward or onward; impel.
      2. To entreat earnestly and often repeatedly; exhort.
      3. To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for:
      1. To make an earnest request of (someone), especially insistently or repeatedly:
      2. To ask for (something) urgently or repeatedly.
      3. To annoy; vex.
      1. To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
      2. To make a humble entreaty to; beseech.
      3. To make a humble, earnest petition; beg.
      1. To ask (someone) for something in an urgent or humble manner:
      2. To ask for (something) in an urgent or humble manner:
      3. To ask for (food or money, for instance) as a beggar.
      1. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
      2. To petition persistently; importune:
      3. To commit the criminal offense of enticing or inciting (another) to commit an illegal act.
      1. To appeal earnestly; beg:
      2. To offer reasons for or against something; argue earnestly:
      3. To provide an argument or appeal:
      1. To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore:
      2. To request earnestly; beg for:
      1. To appeal to in supplication; beseech:
      2. To beg for urgently:
      3. To make an earnest appeal.
      1. A solemn supplication or request, especially to a superior authority; an entreaty.
      2. A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
      3. A formal written application seeking a court's intervention and action on a matter:
      1. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
      2. To ask (a person) to do something:
      3. An act of asking for something.
      1. To make an earnest request of (someone).
      2. To ask for earnestly; petition for:
      3. To deal with; treat.
    See also:

    beg

  2. To carry a case to a higher court

  3. To attract

    See also:

    fascinate

Synonym Study

  • Pray and supplicate suggest humility in entreaty and imply that the request is addressed to God or to a superior authority, supplicate in addition suggesting a kneeling or other abjectly prayerful attitude
  • Petition implies a formal request, usually in writing and in accordance with established rights
  • Sue implies respectful or formal solicitation for redress, a favor, etc.
  • Plead , applied to formal statements in court answering to allegations or charges, carries into general usage the implication of entreaty by argument she pleaded for tolerance
  • Appeal implies an earnest, sometimes urgent request and in legal usage connotes resort to a higher court or authority