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Overview of verb appeal

The verb appeal has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) appeal

(take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately")

2. (2) appeal, invoke

(request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble")

3. (1) attract, appeal

(be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people")

4. appeal

(challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict")

5. invoke, appeal

(cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She invoked an ancient law")


Overview of adj appealing

The adj appealing has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) appealing

(able to attract interest or draw favorable attention; "He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"- Vincent Starrett; "an appealing sense of humor"; "the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing")

2. (1) sympathetic, appealing, likeable, likable

((of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play")

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