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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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References in classic literature ?
He appealed to the Ass to fly with him, lest they should both be captured, but the animal lazily replied, "Why should I, pray?
We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.
Instead, the case had to be first appealed to the district court (1) or bankruptcy appellate panel.
The taxpayer appealed to the Tax Court, limiting his arguments to the underlying tax liability issue.
She appealed to the HMO, and Fallon agreed to change its policy -- but it would cover the procedure only under a particular transplant program that she didn't qualify for.
The Court of Appeals decision may be appealed to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
If IT&A denies a request, the denial can be appealed to an operating division's commissioner or an Appeals Deputy Director.
The decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal may only be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada if the Supreme Court grants permission to appeal.
The American Center for Law and Justice, an international public interest law firm, announced today that a federal district court decision ordering the removal of the Ten Commandments monument in La Crosse, Wisconsin will be appealed to the U.
We were all aware that whichever way the Court of Appeals ruled, that the case would be appealed to the U.
In 1995, the Court of Appeals rejected the Government's argument and the Government appealed to the Supreme Court.