appeal-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: an entreaty, a request or solicitation

Commentary: APPEAL[+action][+request][+entreaty/+solicitation/+bid]
NOTE: can be spoken or written, or non-verbally expressed

The parents' appeal to the kidnappers to release their child was shown on national television.
There was no appeal for forgiveness on the man's face.
She made an appeal to their sense of fair play in her summary to the jury.
There is a public appeal to raise $200,000 for the flood victims.

PropBank: appeal.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the quality of being attractive, desirable

Commentary: APPEAL[+quality][+attractiveness]

The appeal of having a picnic at the beach diminished greatly when it began to rain.
Pete thinks that French actress has a lot of sex appeal.
These small cap stocks with low P/E ratios have a lot of appeal right now.
A thick green lawn and trimmed shrubbery adds curb appeal to your home.

PropBank: appeal.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a legal request to have a case reviewed by a higher court

Commentary: APPEAL[+motion][+legal][+review][+case][+court][+higher]

The appeal was rejected by the circuit court.
It seems likely they will submit an appeal, if they lose the case in the lower courts.
They'll take the noise abatement issue to the board of appeals. (not judicial body, but it hears similar appeals)

PropBank: appeal.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)


PropBank: NM