appeal to

appeal to (someone or something)

1. To ask for something, usually in an urgent or pleading manner Appeal to your congressmen if you really want lower taxes. You can appeal to Mom all you want, she's still not going to let you go to a high school party. I appealed to the boss for more time, in light of the printing issue, but nope, he still wants everything done by tomorrow.
2. To spark one's interest or appreciation. Tall, dark-haired guys always appeal to me. That style of architecture just doesn't appeal to me. Going to college in a rural setting just doesn't appeal to Stephanie.
3. To resonate with one's specific interests or feelings. The beauty of her prose appeals to my poetic sensibilities. The idea of stronger laws for criminals appeals to me as a mother. I'm sorry, but sushi just doesn't appeal to me. The thought of eating raw fish is nauseating, quite frankly.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

appeal to someone

to please or attract someone. Fast food doesn't appeal to me. The idea of a vacation to Florida this winter appeals to me a lot.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

appeal to

1. To make an earnest or urgent request to someone or something: The citizens appealed to their mayor to try to find a solution to the housing crisis.
2. To be interesting or attractive to someone: This new style of clothing doesn't appeal to me; I prefer the older fashion.
See also: appeal, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
The Appeal to Reason was a weekly, and its regular circulation amongst the proletariat was seven hundred and fifty thousand.
My one object in following a new course is to enlarge the range of my studies in the art of writing fiction, and to vary the form in which I make my appeal to the reader, as attractively as I can.
In the second place, we are all equally desirous--whatever difference of opinion may otherwise exist--to make this informal inquiry a means, if possible, of avoiding the painful publicity which would result from an appeal to a Court of Law."
If the result, so far, fails to satisfy us in that particular, we shall not hesitate to appeal to a Court of Law." She leaned back in her chair, and opened her fan, and looked round her with the air of a woman who called society to witness that she had done her duty.
He asked leave to appeal to Geoffrey to confirm him.
The marriage which they deny I am now waiting to prove--not by assertion, on my side, but by appeal to competent witnesses."
But he found himself encompassed with guards and forced to remain silent while the Chief Circle in a few impassioned words made a final appeal to the Women, exclaiming that, if the Colour Bill passed, no marriage would henceforth be safe, no woman's honour secure; fraud, deception, hypocrisy would pervade every household; domestic bliss would share the fate of the Constitution and pass to speedy perdition.
In the Notices of Appeal, the two appellants had asked the Court of Appeal to make them participants in the 2019 general election in Rivers State.
Reznik's appeal to the Appellate Division of the District Court from the dismissal of his case was thereafter dismissed by the Appellate Division for failure to comply with the appellate rules.
They have been in the custody of the Supreme Court pending the determination of an appeal to overturn their acquittal.
Both the certification request to the lower court and the petition for direct appeal to the court of appeals should include enough information to allow the court to determine whether to allow the direct appeal.
Liermann, Assistant Supervisor for the DAV National Service Office in Cleveland, became involved in the claim in 2005 when the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) remanded his appeal to the Appeals Management Center (AMC).
This seems questionable, since the rules do not expressly require it and the appellant is not required in the notice of appeal to specify the interlocutory orders claimed as error.
The Franchise Tax Board also would be able to appeal to the Court of Appeal, which it cannot do now.
When the offer is returned on these grounds, the Service will not refund the application fee unless the offer was accepted for processing in error.Also, the return of the offer for any of the reasons does not constitute a rejection; thus, the taxpayer cannot appeal to the IRS Office of Appeals under Regs.