One might ask: how do you urge the Poles not to appeal to nationalism when the Nazis march into their borders?
But until Sunday, his foreign policy had lacked “Jacksonian” appeal.
As of this week, there are 79 vacancies on the U.S. Circuit Courts and Courts of appeal.
On Monday, Sarkozy singled out the burqa as a way to appeal to French conservatives.
The Story Sisters weaves the tragic and the fantastic, but its at-times-bleak subject matter may not appeal to everyone.
Only, somehow, in spite of himself, it was beginning to appeal to him.
He dare not appeal to the people who know him best, because they'd give him away.
Which might be a glorious sort of tomb, but it did not appeal to me.
He must appeal to the masses, teach, lead, uplift and inspire them to action.
From this odious ruling an appeal was taken to the royal council; whereupon Palafox despatched three letters to the Pope.
early 14c., originally in legal sense of "to call" to a higher judge or court, from Anglo-French apeler "to call upon, accuse," Old French apeler "make an appeal" (11c., Modern French appeler), from Latin appellare "to accost, address, appeal to, summon, name," iterative of appellere "to prepare," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pellere "to beat, drive" (see pulse (n.1)). Related: Appealed; appealing.
Probably a Roman metaphoric extension of a nautical term for "driving a ship toward a particular landing." Popular modern meaning "to be attractive or pleasing" is quite recent, attested from 1907 (appealing in this sense is from 1891), from the notion of "to address oneself in expectation of a sympathetic response."
c.1300, in the legal sense, from Old French apel (Modern French appel), back-formation from apeler (see appeal (v.)). Meaning "call to an authority" is from 1620s; that of "attractive power" attested by 1916.