appeal to


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appeal to

1. To ask for something, usually in an urgent or pleading manner Appeal to your congressmen if you really want lower taxes.
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.
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.
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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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appeal to

v.
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.
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Yet deficiency citations--including those that brand a home as providing "substandard quality of care," mandate notices to state licensing boards and admitting physicians, and get posted for national consumption on HHS' new "nurse compare" Web site--remain on the record, despite the fact that a facility may not appeal to contest the deficiency citation.
There's no problem taking an appeal to the health plan itself.
Monday was the deadline for filing an appeal to a decision by Zoning Administrator Edith Fuentes to grant the variances to Rahim Karjoo, who owns the 13,700 square foot home.
With the City Council in recess through August, however, the city's attorneys went ahead and filed an appeal to give officials more time to decide what they really want to do.
However, the Los Angeles Superior Court judge has received many plaudits for his work, all of which no doubt contributed to his 90-day assignment to the state Court of Appeal to help 2nd District judges with a backlog of cases.
The ACLJ, which represents the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) in the case, already has filed its appeal to the U.
First Union understands that the State intends to pursue an appeal to the California Supreme Court, but cannot predict whether that court will accept such an appeal and, if accepted, what the outcome of the appeal will be.
Therefore, the Company presently intends to appeal to the full Federal Trade Commission and, if necessary, the appropriate federal appellate courts.
December 1998: Plaintiffs appeal to US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.
We can now, as previously announced, file a notice of appeal to the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, the appellate court with nationwide jurisdiction in patent cases.
Because we believe the Engle verdict should be reversed, we want our appeal to be heard on the merits and not face the risk that the stay of the judgment would be lifted or would expire, and that the plaintiffs would then demand full payment of the judgment before all appeals could be fully heard," said William S.
TVX will be reviewing the decision and considering its position with respect to a possible application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
These forward looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the time period in which the appeal will actually be decided and the actual outcome of the appeal to differ materially from that expressed by the forward looking statements.
On October 4, 1996, Leasing filed an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.