Textual thesaurus for "appeal"

(noun) appealingness, charm

attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

his smile was part of his appeal to her

(noun) collection, solicitation, ingathering

request for a sum of money

an appeal to raise money for starving children

(noun) entreaty, prayer

earnest or urgent request

an entreaty to stop the fighting; an appeal for help; an appeal to the public to keep calm

(verb) invoke

request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

appeal to somebody for help; Invoke God in times of trouble

(verb) invoke

cite as an authority; resort to

He invoked the law that would save him; I appealed to the law of 1900; She invoked an ancient law

(verb) attract

be attractive to

The idea of a vacation appeals to me; The beautiful garden attracted many people