- appeal play,
- appear as,
- appearance money
Origin of appealing
- an application or proceeding for review by a higher tribunal.
- (in a legislative body or assembly) a formal question as to the correctness of a ruling by a presiding officer.
- Obsolete.a formal charge or accusation.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to apply for review of (a case) to a higher tribunal.
- Obsolete.to charge with a crime before a tribunal.
Origin of appeal
Examples from the Web for appealing
You see, there is another Mexico, one that is not so appealing to business but well known to law enforcement.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the way that Texas combines place and possibility will not be appealing to everyone.
Dr. Grenci, who agrees, also saw it as a way to expand her own knowledge on the subculture and what makes it so appealing.
Neither is appealing in a world of easy-to-find gourmet fare.
The idea of a strong, German-built wall to keep the Russian bear at bay is appealing in its brutal simplicity.
Here is a romance, strong and appealing, one which will please all classes of readers.A Chain of Evidence|Carolyn Wells
The gentle, appealing glance of the elder, no less than the naive candour of the younger, appealed to his sympathies.Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine|Lewis Spence
Every bit of color had died out of her cheeks and lips, and she turned from one to the other with a wild, appealing look.Vagabondia|Frances Hodgson Burnett
It did not appear that for a moment she had dreamed of appealing to the interposition of the law.The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales|Francis A. Durivage
He exposed the folly of their idolatry, by appealing to their reason and their own acknowledged authorities.Philosophy of the Plan of Salvation|An American Citizen
- the judicial review by a superior court of the decision of a lower tribunal
- a request for such review
- the right to such review
Word Origin for appeal
mid-15c. as a noun, "action of petitioning a higher court or authority," verbal noun from appeal (v.). Adjectival sense of "attractive" attested by 1892. Related: Appealingly.
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.