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appeal
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Results: 14
2. To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a private criminal prosecution against for some heinous crime; as, to appeal a person of felony.
3. To summon; to challenge.
4. To invoke.
6. To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.
8. The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected.
9. The right of appeal.
12. A summons to answer to a charge.
14. Resort to physical means; recourse.
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